Guthrie Police Chief Matthew Humble was recently diagnosed with liver cancer and friends are hoping residents of that Todd County town and surrounding communities will assist his family in their time of need.
Chief Humble is admitted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Sgt. Dean Blumel says procedures were underway Tuesday to determine the best plan of action going forward. Physicians have determined he is not a candidate for a liver transplant, according to Mayor Scott Marshall.
Humble was promoted to chief in July of last year and doesn’t have a long tenure at Guthrie PD, so Mayor Marshall says he doesn’t have a great deal of sick days accumulated.
A GoFundMe page has been established where anyone can donate to assist the chief and his family or checks to the Chief Matthew Humble Cancer Fund can be dropped off at Guthrie City Hall or mailed to P.O. Box 125 Guthrie, Ky. 42234. GoFundMe keeps eight-percent of donations, while 100-percent the city account will go to the chief.
Mayor Marshall and Sgt. Blumel hope the community will keep the chief in their prayers and Blumel says Humble is sorely missed while he’s away.
Todd County Coroner Timothy Wells is planning a fundraiser for Chief Humble on Saturday, November 3rd in downtown Guthrie that will feature live bands and representatives of outdoorsman groups Humble is associated with. Additional fundraisers are anticipated, with dates and times likely to be announced soon.