Worcester Police Officer Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

By Tiffany Williams –

A Worcester Police Officer of 17 years, Officer Iggy Garcia and his family recently learned that he has stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.

On a GoFundMe page set up to raise donations for Officer Garcia, it says that “He will undergo aggressive treatments at Dana Farber, and he is committed to fighting this cancer with everything he’s got, but he cannot do this alone. We need your help!”

Officer Iggy Garcia’s wife, Shana Belsito Garcia, is a teacher with the Worcester Public Schools and they have three children.

The GoFundMe page which has been set up by Nicholas Belsito and Jay Belsito says that Officer Garcia, “Is a genuine, selfless, beam of happiness and light to all those he encounters. He is selflessly loving, compassionate, and vibrant. His positive mindset is what will lead him in the fight of his life!”

Worcester Daily News reached out to the Worcester Police Department and Police Chief Steven M. Sargent said, “Iggy Garcia is not only a first-rate officer, but a first-rate person. I have worked side-by-side with him, coached his son in youth sports, and have had the pleasure of knowing him and his beautiful family for many years. All of Iggy’s brothers and sisters in the Worcester Police Department are ready and willing to do everything in our power to help him beat this terrible disease.”

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