Family and friends of Frank Martin have started a GoFundMe account to support the Federal Way police officer who has colon cancer.
Martin, who is originally from Sunnyside, Washington, became a corrections officer in the King County Jail after graduating from Central Washington University in Ellensburg. He was then hired as a police officer in Federal Way, where he has worked for more than 10 years.
For the last four years he has been assigned to the traffic division as a motorcycle officer. While attending advanced police motorcycle training in July, he was in an accident, according to the GoFundMe page. During treatment and recovery for the motorcycle injury, Martin was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
“On behalf of Frank and his family, we are asking for much needed assistance from the community and our law enforcement family,” the GoFundMe page says. “Frank is doing everything he can to fight and completely beat this cancer.”
Martin’s wife, Jennifer, is a nursing student and the couple have two children, Arianna, 7, and Elijah, 6.
To make a donation, visit GoFundMe.com and search for “Frank Martin Throttle.”