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Polk County deputy dies after battle with cancer

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Deputy Curtis Alexander and his family. (Photo: Kutting Images by Erin Edelen Kutter) Deputy Curtis Alexander and his family. (Photo: Kutting Images by Erin Edelen Kutter)
Deputy Curtis Alexander (Photo from Polk Co. Sheriff's Office) Deputy Curtis Alexander (Photo from Polk Co. Sheriff's Office)
Deputy Curtis Alexander (Photo from Polk Co. Sheriff's Office) Deputy Curtis Alexander (Photo from Polk Co. Sheriff's Office)
POLK COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A Polk County Sheriff's Office deputy has died following a battle with cancer.

Deputy Curtis Alexander was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, in February 2015.

The sheriff's office said he died Friday at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

Alexander's diagnosis came just six days after his wife Shauna gave birth to their first child, Colton.

Deputy Alexander was hired at the Polk County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 1, 2012 and worked in the corrections division.

Prior to being hired by Polk County, Alexander worked for the Oregon Department of Corrections. He was also a reserve deputy for the Benton County Sheriff's Office in their patrol division.

A GoFundMe account has been established for Alexander's family. More information can be found at www.gofundme.com/6hwcbwdw.

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