ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is asking for help for one of their officers who received two cancer diagnoses in a little over a one month period. 

One of the worst things a person can hear are the words, “you have cancer”. To hear a month later that you have yet a second cancer is unthinkable, unbearable and one could say heartbreaking. This is what has happened to Roselle Park Police Lieutenant Manuel Jimenez. 

According to a representative from the department, Jimenez was diagnosed on August 8 with stage 2A Pancreatic Cancer. A little over a month later, on September 19, the Lieutenant was given a second diagnosis of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. 

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Until this diagnosis, Jimenez has served the Roselle Park Community for 26 years. A Linden resident, he is married and has a daughter.

“We want to show our fellow officer who is in need of assistance during this difficult time, that he is “not alone,” said a department spokesperson.  

The department has set up a fundraiser to help their fellow officer. The event is scheduled for October 20 at the Kenilworth VFW located at 33 South 21st Street from 7:00 -11:00 p.m.

The cost for the event is $30 per person and will include unlimited food, beer, wine, and soda, as well as DJ entertainment. 

For tickets contact Brian Swick at bswick@roselleparkpd.org or Dominick Frino at dfrino@roselleparkpd.org.

All proceeds raised will assist the Jimenez family with expenses incurred from this unexpected diagnosis.  

Anyone wishing to make donations can send them to:

Cops for Manny - P.O. Box 173, Roselle Park NJ 07204