At 34 years of age, Officer CJ Smith has been with the DC Police Department since 2008. Officer Smith is an outstanding officer for the citizens of the District of Columbia and has multiple awards and commendations of his exemplary service. CJ's hard work and dedication to both the citizens of DC and his co-workers ultimately led him to being apart of a specialized unit on the department to where his full potential and skills were put on display. In spring of 2018, an unforeseen medical issue surfaced and will change CJ's life forever!
Unfortunately CJ has a tumor on the left side of his brain, above his left ear. This will require a 12 hour surgery which will lead to a long and difficult rehabilitation process. This dangerous medical procedure will most likely cause CJ to lose hearing on his left side and cause issues with his balance, making it very difficult for him to continue his distinguished career as a police officer for the District of Columbia. During his rehabilitation process, and possibly beyond, CJ and his family will incur unexpected expenses from this unforeseen circumstance and possibly a heartbreaking change in career.
CJ is the definition of a team player both at work, and outside of work in our personal lives. He has opened up his home to co-workers in need and has always been the first to be there for anyone going through a hardship. Its time for us to come together and support our friend and a great man during his time of need.
As POLICE OFFICERS, we are prepared to face numerous dangers every time we put on a uniform, yet for CJ the scariest thing he is facing is the possibility that he might not ever be able to put on the uniform that he loves again. Let's come together people and help our brother in his time of need, and showcase the power of the BLUE family!
Since CJ will be in the hospital for a bit, I will personally handle the funds with a bank account I have set up specifically for CJ and upon his release from the hospital, it will be transferred to him! Again thanks so much for any help you can give to our brother.