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Waco Fire Honor Guard raising money for officer

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The Waco Fire Honor Guard hosted a fundraiser on Saturday to raise money for a Waco police officer, whose daughter was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Half of the funds raised on Saturday will go towards the Trojanowksi family. Waco Police Department Detective Trojanowski's 6-year-old daughter PJ was recently diagnosed with cancer. 

Sgt. Patrick Swanton with Waco Police said PJ has been going through chemotherapy and is having surgery soon. On top of that, this week one of Trojanowski's other children recently got sick, too.

"Just seems like it's one thing after another and you kind of wonder how much can one family bear?" Swanton said. "It's just devastating for a family to be pulled in that many emotional directions at one time. They're strong."

When Jeremy Downs, an engineer for the Waco Fire Department, found out, he wanted to do something.

"Instantly I was like we need to do something to help out. Because if it was one of our children, we would like the support, you know, that they deserve," Downs said. "They're not necessarily part of the fire department, but they're part of the family as far as the city."

Downs said Saturday he believes they raised nearly $800.

The paintballing fundraiser was from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Powerplay Paintball at 4301 Meyers Ln., Waco, TX. There was a $10 entry fee to play and $40 for 2,000 paintballs. Rentals were  free. There will also be burgers and hotdogs.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help the Trojankowski family.

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