Brooklyn Park Police Officer Battles Cancer
Brooklyn Park police officers have come together to support one of their own who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
“As soon as we found out that she was sick and seeking treatment, of course we wanted to help out any way we could, and the whole organization felt that way,” said Brooklyn Park Deputy Chief Chief Mark Bruley.
Officers are now wearing a yellow pin shaped like a ribbon, stamped with badge number 183, in honor of officer Emily Krob. Three months ago, Krob was diagnosed with a cancer of the skeletal muscles called rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). She’s been off-duty since Nov. 5 as she undergoes chemotherapy.
Brooklyn Park city staff and members of the public can purchase the pins for $5 at the police station. The money will go directly to officer Krob to assist in her fight.
“There are a lot of people that knew of her, or maybe didn’t even know her, that are donating money, looking for ways to donate money, or buying a pin just to support,” Bruley said. “It just reassures us what a great community we have.”
Officer Krob has served with the department for 14 years. She also spent four years as a school resource officer at Champlin Park High School.