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Remembering Pleasanton PD Officer Kyle Henricksen

Original post made on Oct 16, 2019

Kyle Henricksen, a Pleasanton PD officer whose battle with pancreatic cancer inspired support from throughout the community, died on Tuesday night surrounded by family. He was 36.

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Posted by Kris
a resident of Avignon
on Oct 16, 2019 at 9:51 pm

Following this story, what an example of what real family and love looks like. RIP Kyle....

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Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 16, 2019 at 10:27 pm

I donated to their GoGundMe campaign for Kyle and followed along on his status through updates sent out by his wife Jennifer. Pancreatic cancer is bad news, but I held onto hope that things would turn around for Kyle. So it was a bit of a surprise and shock when his wife sent an update about a week ago saying that Kyle's condition had deteriorated to the point that the doctors advised that chemo was no longer recommended for him and that the battle was effectively over for him. A second shock occurred when she sent another update today saying that he had passed away. Out of the sadness, though, it's wonderful that he was surrounded by so much love from his wife and family during his final days.

There was a computer science professor, Randy Pausch, who authored a book titled "The Last Lecture" on his experience dealing with terminal pancreatic cancer, and he wrote that one of the best things that you can tell a loved one who will be passing away is that whatever happens they will never be alone because a part of you will always be with them.

As for pancreatic cancer, a major reason that it's so deadly is that it silently grows without any symptoms until it is too late. I think that we need to support more research into this kind of cancer. A cure for pancreatic cancer would be great, but even better medical diagnostic tools and medical tests which would be able to detect this type of cancer much earlier in its growth would save many, many lives.

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Posted by Sad
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 18, 2019 at 11:08 am

Sad is a registered user.

This is so heartbreaking. I was praying that he'd somehow beat it. More research funds need to be allocated toward research for this type of cancer. The cure rate has not changed in 40 years. I am praying for his family.

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