Deputy Gary Garza was having some severe stomach pains and went to speak to the Dr's about his issues. Dr's thought he may have an ulcer, this unfortunately, was not the case. Gary had some more extensive tests done and found out he has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer which has spread to his liver. Gary recently had a port put in and has begun the long process of Chemotherapy.
Gary has been an Oakland County Sheriff Deputy for 21 years and his latest assignment has him in the Clarkston, Mi school district as a school liaison. Last week was his last week of work, he is going on disability due to the schedule of having to go for Chemotherapy a couple of times a week.
We are trying to raise money for him due to not being able to work full time. Gary has been married for 11 years and has 1 daughter Mckenna. Gary has a long road ahead of him and we want to make sure that finances are one thing he shouldn't have to worry about. Staying strong and fighting this should be his only focus. We need to show someone that has dedicated so many years to public safety that we are here for him in return.