Weiser deputy diagnosed with cancer, community raises money for treatment

Posted at 4:44 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 20:15:54-04

WEISER, Idaho — Weiser Sheriff, Matt Thomas, is raising money to support one of his Deputy Sheriffs who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Deputy Sheriff, Brendan Loudermilk has worked in Washington County for about eight years. He started working in the jail then transitioned to the field a few years later.

Over the past few weeks, his coworkers started to notice he was losing weight quickly and not quite himself.

He went to the doctor's office, where he found out he has lung cancer which has spread to other parts of his body.

The Weiser community has set up different events, such as auctions and yard sales, to raise money for Loudermilk's treatment.

"Were a close-knit Sheriff's office and Brendan is an important part of it. Just the support he's gotten and everyone backing him, and we're going to get through this. He's going to get through this, and he's going to come out the other side and be back to work," Thomas says.

Thomas created a Go Fund Me for Loudermilk to help take some of the burden off him and his family.