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Girl, 4, donates piggy bank money for Longmont officer battling cancer

Posted at 11:11 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 04:12:24-04

LONGMONT -- When a 4-year-old Longmont girl heard about a fundraiser for a police officer battling pancreatic cancer, she knew what she had to do.

"To help people who has (sic) cancer because that's nice," said Sidney Fahrenbruch, who told her mother she wanted to give the money in her piggy bank to help.

 "She said, 'Oh I know him.' And I said 'Yes, you know him.' And she said, 'I want to give him some of my piggy bank money.' And she wrote a card and got the money out," said her mother, Megan Fahrenbruch. "She loves the police officers."

Officer Kyle Zulauf is an Army veteran and father of three who is now battling pancreatic cancer, and the officers are organizing fundraisers to help pay for expenses.

This summer, Sidney got to know another Longmont officer, David Bonday, after he made a special house call to clear her home of any monsters. Since then, she has become an ardent supporter of Longmont Police, visiting police headquarters every week.

"For a four-year-old that can step up and say at four, 'I understand cancer is a bad thing and being nice is a good thing and I want to do my part to help out.' It's just super special," said Officer Bonday.

To donate to help Officer Zulauf: https://secure.supportfrp.com/relief+LongmontFOP

Here are the dates for upcoming fundraisers in Longmont:

Longmont Lodge 6 is proud to partner with several local business in raising money for Kyle.  On Friday night there will be a fundraiser at Tokyo Joe's in Longmont, where they are donating 25% of the proceeds to Kyle from 4pm till close .

On December 6th Wibby's Brewery will be hosting a three hour event from 5-8pm.  We will have a raffle and other events that evening.  As soon as we have the flyer I will send that to you.

In late January we will also be doing a comedy night with Vinny Montez' Comedy Crew.  As with the Wibby event I will get you information and flyers as I get them made.

We would like to thank these businesses and any other who wish to join in the effort to help one of our brothers.

Citizens can also log into our website for events and updates at longmontfop6.com[longmontfop6.com].  There is a Kyle Zulauf pop that will appear on the page for any personal donations people would like to make.