I got this information about Scott Dillon and I wanted to encourage other to help him reach his goal as he battles this terrible disease -- Janelle

Scott Dillon—a former firefighter/EMT for the Plain Twp. Fire Dept. in Canton Ohio; former firefighter/EMT of the Federal Government under the Veterans Affairs Fire Dept; and current full-time police officer for the MetroHealth Systems Police Department—was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2003.

In an attempt to set a Guinness World Record, he’s collecting donated service patches from various police, fire, EMS and security departments from around the world.

Officer Dillon started this quest on Sept. 11, 2003, while in isolation battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma at MetroHealth Systems Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This collection will be auctioned off once the record is set.

The proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of all police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel and security officers.

To set the Guinness record, Officer Dillon needs 2,811 patches. He currently has more than 2,000 patches.

If you would like to help Officer Dillon with his collection, you can send your department patch to the following address:

Officer Scott Dillon
PO Box 292
Munroe Falls, OH 44262

(Note: Financial donations are also welcomed to help with correspondence and postage expenses associated with contacting federal, state and local departments.)

Also, you can watch Scott’s health progress by visiting his journal page at www.caringbridge.org/visit/officerscottdillon

Contact Info
Officer Scott Dillon, #242
OPBA Union Member
330-310-1641 or 216-778-3000 (MHPD)

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