A police department is calling a 4-year-old girl their hero after she donated all the money in her piggy bank to help one of their own who is battling cancer.
Sidney Fahrenbruch has a great relationship with her local police officers. The girl from Longmont, Colorado decided to donate her savings to help a member of the force who was diagnosed with cancer, according to a post by the department on Facebook.
Police officer Kyle Zulauf, an Army veteran and father of three, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over a year ago, according to TODAY. His brothers in blue have been raising money to pay for additional surgeries for him.
Sidney was quick to step up to help when she heard her local officers needed help. She owes a lot of her police department.
Sidney and the Longmont Police Department went viral earlier this year after she asked her officers to check her new home for monsters.
“I heard sounds when people weren’t up,” Sidney told KDVR back in July.
She met Officer David Bonday at a community event and solicited his help.
Soon, Bonday visited the family’s home and together they inspected the house. Bonday let Sidney use his flashlight to check under beds and couches for monsters.
“And then they ended up going in the front yard to make sure there was no monster activity,” said Sidney’s mom Megan Fahrenbruch.
Fahrenbruch said she’s grateful to the officer for giving her daughter the comfort she needed.
“We’re truly grateful to live in a town where the police officer will pay a kid any attention,” said Fahrenbruch.
Sidney has big dreams to become a cop in the future and “help other people find monsters as well,” her mother said.
The police department has since kept a close relationship with Sidney. She visits them regularly, often bringing by sweet treats.
It was during one of her weekly visits when she spotted a poster asking for donations. She quickly donated all the money in her savings piggy bank, which totaled about $9 in bills and a bag of change.
The police department posted photos of Sidney to their Facebook page, along with a message thanking her for her generosity.
“Words are not available for what this means to us,” the police department wrote.
Read the police department’s full post below:
Many of you will recall Sidney (4-years-old), who made national news when Longmont Police Officer Bonday came to her house to search out and remove monsters in her new home.
Today, Sidney was back at the department with a different purpose. She brought the contents of her piggy bank for Officer Bonday to provide to our fundraiser for one of our officers who has been diagnosed with cancer. Words are not available for what this means to us.
We have other residents asking about how to donate if they are unable to make the fundraiser (information for Tokyo Joe’s fundraiser attached as a photo). Donations can be sent/hand-delivered to Longmont Public Safety, Zulauf Family, 225 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501 or by online donation at https://secure.supportfrp.com/relief+LongmontFOP .
Thank you Sidney (and family) for your kindness. Thank you Longmont community for your support.