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'Got Your Six' stickers to benefit retired deputy with cancer

Posted at 5:44 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 21:18:36-04

INGLESIDE, Texas — You may have heard the phrase "got your six" -- which means "got your back." That is exactly what the Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department plans to do for a former area deputy who has Stage IV cancer.
David Scheurich retired from the San Patricio County Sheriff's office in February.
In August, he was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Last week, Scheurich found out it has spread like "wildfire" to his spleen, lymph nodes, adrenal glands and liver.
Scheurich said there is no time to sit around and cry. He said he is ready to fight.
"You either do it or you don't," he said. "You know, my family is here they are fighting for me. I have friends that are fighting for me. So I am going to fight it."
After 30 years in law enforcement in this area he also has the community rooting for him.
"That is just the brotherhood," Miguel Munoz with Tri-County EMS and Ingleside VFD said. "We are always strong. We act strong because we always know that there is someone behind us to pick us up. So it's really neat how strong he is being for how sick he is."
Munoz said Scheurich has always had his back when he was on scene. Munoz said now it's their turn to watch his six.
Scheurich said the phrase is about a team effort.
"I've always had the mentality, you know, we gotta watch out for each other," he said.
Munoz has been talking to Scheurich over the phone and said he always checks up on him.
"So he told me when he saw the post that we had these stickers selling for him, it made him choke up," Munoz said.
The stickers sell for $5 and can be available by messaging the Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department on Facebook or by calling or texting Munoz at (361) 534-9297.
On Oct 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will also be a rummage sale with a silent auction at the Ingleside VFW located at 1452 State Hwy 361. At 11 a.m. they will sell pulled pork sandwiches for $8 to benefit Scheurich.
Scheurich said he hasn't had a moment to cope with his cancer, because the financial pressure is stressing him out. All proceeds will go towards his medical needs.
"It's really just something else how the community is coming together," Scheurich said.