SUGARCREEK, Pa. (EYT) – An area man with cancer was sworn in as an honorary police officer in a heartwarming ceremony in Sugarcreek Borough on Tuesday morning.
Thirty-year-old Matthew (Matt) Minich, of Reynoldsville, Pa., was sworn in as an honorary member of the Sugarcreek Borough Police Department at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, with Magisterial Judge Patrick Lowrey presiding, as members of local police departments and Matt’s family and friends attended the ceremony.
To pursue a career in law enforcement, was one of Matt’s main goals; however, he was diagnosed with cancer, and those plans were put on the back burner.
“Being an officer is something that I always wanted to do. I want to serve the people and to help protect the people and do what I can to help,” explained Matt.
Over the past few weeks, Matt’s health began to rapidly fail.
Lieutenant Ryan Ashbaugh contacted Sugarcreek …
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