Fundraiser held for West Mifflin police officer battling lymphoma

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WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. - A fundraiser was held on Thursday for a local police officer who has fallen on tough times.

James Pawling was diagnosed with late stage Burkett’s lymphoma.

The West Mifflin officer has been undergoing intense chemotherapy and faces a long battle.

Friends and colleagues held a fundraiser for his family at the Westwood Golf Club.

Pawling’s wife said the show of support was heartwarming.

“The amount of support we've had from friends and family … We want to extend our thank yous to everybody," said Kate Pawling.

Dozens of items were auctioned off to help relieve some of the financial burden for the father of four.