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Goshen police officer Phil Rissot, center, smiles as fellow officer Nick McCloughen applauds after Rissot assisted barber Doug Schaffer, right, in shaving his head. A group of 21 from the Goshen Police Department gathered at Doug's Sports Cuts in Goshen on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, to shave their heads in support of Rissot, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The department has also helped raise funds to assist Rissot by creating wristbands, T-shirts and other items to sell, which will help with medical bills and transportation costs for trips to Indianapolis for treatment. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Goshen police officer Phil Rissot, left, smiles as fellow officer Nick McCloughen gets up from the barber chair after having his head shaved. A group of 21 from the Goshen Police Department gathered at Doug’s Sports Cuts in Goshen on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, to shave their heads in support of Rissot, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The department has also helped raise funds to assist Rissot by creating wristbands, T-shirts and other items to sell, which will help with medical bills and transportation costs for trips to Indianapolis for treatment. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Goshen police officer Phil Rissot, left, helps barber Doug Schaffer, right, shave fellow officer Nick McCloughen’s head as a group of 21 from the GPD shaved their heads in support of Rissot, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The barber shop in Goshen was filled with many from the force watching and laughing as one by one they sat in the chair and had their head shaved Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The department has also helped raise funds to assist Rissot by creating wristbands, T-shirts and other items to sell, which will help with medical bills and transportation costs for trips to Indianapolis for treatment. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Goshen police officer Phil Rissot, left, helps barber Doug Schaffer, right, shave fellow officer Nick McCloughen’s head as a group of 21 from the GPD shaved their heads in support of Rissot, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The barber shop in Goshen was filled with many from the force watching and laughing as one by one they sat in the chair and had their head shaved Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The department has also helped raise funds to assist Rissot by creating wristbands, T-shirts and other items to sell, which will help with medical bills and transportation costs for trips to Indianapolis for treatment. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)
Goshen officers shave heads to support one of their own
Posted on Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 21, 2013 at 5:34 p.m.

Twenty-one Goshen police officers packed into Doug's Sports Cuts on Thursday, Nov. 21, to get their heads shaved as a way to support fellow officer Phil Rissot, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The department has also helped raise funds to assist Rissot by creating wristbands, T-shirts and other items to sell, which will help with medical bills and transportation costs for trips to Indianapolis for treatment. A benefit is planned for Jan. 11 at the Elkhart FOP Lodge 52. The event will run from noon to 11 p.m. and feature two bands, silent auctions, a cash bar and a 50/50 raffle. Contact Nick McCloughen at 574-361-4032 or email nickmccloughen@goshencity.com for more details. Visit elkharttruth.com to see the shaving in action.