Decatur Police Officer Joshua Driggers loses battle with cancer

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) - Decatur Police Department is mourning one of their own.  Officer Joshua Driggers lost his struggle with brain cancer late Saturday night.

Decatur Police Department released a statement to their Facebook page stating "We regret to inform you that Officer Josh Driggers passed away last night a few minutes past 11 P.M. When the final funeral arrangements are made a notice will be sent out.  Please keep his family & his Brothers in Blue in your prayers during this difficult time."

Officer Driggers was a five-year veteran of the department, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015.

After his diagnosis, fellow officers rallied around their Brother in Blue and worked to reform sick leave policy so that they would be allowed to donate their sick leave to Driggers.

Officers, including the Police Chief,  voluntarily worked his shifts so that he could still get paid before the policy change.

Officer Driggers is survived by his wife, Joy Driggers and their two children.

The funeral is at 2 Wednesday afternoon. The service will take place at Central Baptist Church in Decatur. The burial will occur at Roselawn Cemetery on Danville Road, also in Decatur.