Department Gives Back to Community

Last week members of the Newport News Police Department gave back to a little boy who is bravely fighting for his life. Eight year old EJ Barcus has been battling cancer – Stage 3 High Risk Neuroblastoma with unfavorable histology – since 2013. EJ spent the majority of 2013 and 2014 in the hospital as a result of complications from the cancer, chemotherapy and radiation. While in the hospital, EJ and his mother began to watch the TV show Criminal Minds. As a result, EJ developed a great interest in law enforcement, which has driven his desire to become an FBI agent when he grows up.