Please donate to help Trooper Martin!
The Highway Patrol Chapter of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and the Police Benevolent Foundation are asking for financial support for Trooper Zach Martin of the NC State Highway Patrol.
Earlier this year, Trooper Martin started experiencing pain on his left side in his groin. The pain proceeded to a point where he could barely walk. After several months and visits to his personal physician and several specialists, it was finally determined through a bone scan that a biopsy should be performed.
The biopsy required cutting Martin’s leg open to get a sample from inside of his femur. The normal procedure requires drilling a hole into the bone to get a sample, but the bone was so brittle that tweezers were used.
A few days before Christmas, the results came back and Martin was finally diagnosed as has having Ewing Sarcoma. This type of cancer is best described as a cancer that is similar to lymphoma and bone cancer. Martin was given the option to do chemo and radiation or chemo, or have surgery that would remove part of the femur and possibly part of his hip, along with more chemo.
His next appointment is today, where decisions will be made about his treatment.
Martin is married to his wife Ginny, and they have two sons, Greyson and Lawson. He started his law enforcement career with the Belhaven Police Department and later worked with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office where he was named Rookie of the Year in 2011. He joined the Highway Patrol in 2018.
100% of the money received by the PBF will go to help with Trooper Martin’s recovery and medical expenses.