Lexington police officer diagnosed with cancer

Detective Phillip Harrison
Detective Phillip Harrison (Photo Courtesy: Lexington Police Department)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Officers with the Lexington Police Department are rallying around one of their own, and are hoping the community will rally as well.

On Thursday, the department shared the story of Detective Phillip Harrison on their Facebook page.

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Harrison, a 19-year veteran of the department, was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which has spread to his liver.  He and his wife, Jana, have a 12-year-old daughter.

Harrison is scheduled to begin chemotherapy soon.

A Gofundme account has been set up to help support the Harrison family.  Donations can be made online: https://www.gofundme.com/52vjj8w4