Oregon officer receives ‘Why We Serve’ grant

A West Linn police officer highlighted by FOX 12 is receiving an award for his work helping children with cancer.

Catlin Blyth volunteers at Camp Millennium in Roseburg.

He’s so passionate, he signed up to compete for the aftermath “Why We Serve” grant.

The grant supports the causes of law enforcement, first responders, social workers and victim advocates.

Blyth received a second-place award Saturday afternoon at the West Linn police department and a check for 3,000 dollars.

An anonymous donor added 2,000 dollars more matching the amount for the first-place grant.

“I’m feeling amazing, kinda seems like a dream come true, I remember doing the video, seeing the support blew me away. Today at the check presentation a good group of kids that I met at the camp and the work with the foundation as well, just been cool to be here,” Blyth said.

The money raised will send five kids to Camp Millennium for free.