Charlotte-Mecklenburg police raising money for fellow officer fighting cancer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is reaching out to the public to help two fellow officers who are husband and wife.
WSOC-TV reported that Shane Starnes spent 25 years on the force, but now battles stage 4 melanoma.
Authorities said the cancer is very aggressive and has spread all over his body. He is recovering from his fourth surgery and is out of work.
His wife, Angie Starnes, is a full-time officer with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. She works nights so she can take care of Shane during the day, including taking him to his hospital appointments.
Fellow officers have rallied around the family recently as things have taken a turn for the worse. Angie recently broke her ankle on the job and is now out of work.
Police and friends held a fundraiser for the couple on Saturday afternoon at the Northlake Hickory Tavern.
If you’d like to make a donation to the Starnes family, contact Officer Vickie Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.