Evansville Police Officers Shave Their Heads to Honor Officer Nathan Schroer Who Is Battling Leukemia
Evansville police officer Nathan Schroer is the very definition of a public servant. Schroer is an 11-year veteran of the EPD and when he is not keeping the streets safe, he is a Pastor at Northwoods Church. Schroer recently received some devastating news, he has been diagnosed with leukemia for the second time. Schroer has been in remission for the past nine years so, this recent diagnosis was not welcome news.
After his first bout with leukemia, Schroer and his wife Lindsay were told they would probable never be able to have children of their own, but that did not stop the Schroers from adopting a little boy and later having two girls of their own.
EPD Chief Billy Bolin says of Schroer, “Nathan is just a good genuine guy and always has a positive attitude about everything, including his own battle with leukemia.” Bolin also remarked that Schroer is a “very dedicated public servant who is always more concerned about everybody else than he is about himself.”
To show their support, many of the EPD officers have shaved their heads including the 3rd shift patrol officers. There are many events to help raise money for Schroer’s ongoing treatments and one of those events will be held tonight at the Ford Center, where several Public Safety personnel will have their heads shaved in between periods of tonight’s Icemen game
There are many fundraisers planned in the coming weeks that the public is welcome to attend. Donations are also being accepted for this outstanding public servant who has served this community so well for so many years. Click here for a complete list of events and fundraisers that are currently planned.