Colleagues aid officer whose son is ailingAnnapolis police...

October 25, 1994

Colleagues aid officer whose son is ailing

Annapolis police officers raised $5,000 over the weekend to help a colleague pay the medical bills for his son, who was diagnosed with leukemia this year, a police spokesman said yesterday.

The weekend softball tournament and cookout was planned as a benefit for the family of Sgt. Eric Neutzling, whose 3-year-old son, William, suffers from the disease. Sergeant Neutzling, who has been on the force for 12 years, is a platoon commander.

"The group here took ownership, we took total ownership of that child as one of our own," said Officer Shelley C. White Jr., Annapolis police spokesman. "It was tremendous, a very emotional experience."

Among those at the tournament were Doug Williams, a former Washington Redskins quarterback and Navy assistant football coach, and the Oriole Bird. The benefit took place at Truxtun Park.

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