Roseville police officer in hospice care battling brain cancer

A community is in mourning as a Roseville police officer enters the final stages of cancer.

Officer Bobby Seich has Glioblastoma.
 
He moved to Roseville to work for the police department a few years ago from Florida.
At the time he was a brain cancer survivor.
 
"He was in Kissimmee, Florida and a K9 handler," said Danny Miller, uncle and Roseville Police officer. "While going through chemo he was still working as a K9 handler. Nothing could slow him down."
 
However it came back. 
 
"He was with our department for about a year almost exactly a year and he had a seizure and was taken to the hospital," Miller said. "The doctor came in and said your brain cancer has returned. I look at Bobby and he said 'I got this. I've done this before and I'll do it again.'" 
 
Seich's condition got worse in these past few weeks. He communicates by blinking if he needs something. He has difficulty eating and drinking and can no longer swallow his medications.
 
Over the weekend, his doctor put in the order for Hospice care. 
 
His family says he will not be continuing any additional treatments for the cancer and is surrounded by love during this time.
 
"It's been extremely hard," said Sgt. Scott Blynn, Roseville Police Department. "He's been battling this for approximately two and a half years and he always had a smile on his face."
 
Thousands have sent their thoughts, prayers, and donations for the family.
 
'We're getting donations and calls from people we don't even know," Miller said. "That's pretty cool and the fundraising is nonstop. I get text messages everyday." 
 
In addition, his wife Amber was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006 and is currently in remission but the stress of has caused some of the MS symptoms.
 
Roseville Police department are asking for people to keep Officer Seich in their thoughts and prayers.
 

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