NHL Defenseman Honors the Memory of BPD Sergeant Who Recently Lost His Battle to Cancer: Less than a month ago, on October 25, 2018, the BPD family was saddened to learn that Sgt. Dan Bausemer, a 14-year veteran of the department, had lost his battle with cancer. Just 45-years-old at the time of his passing, Dan was highly respected and extremely well liked by those who knew and worked with him. Tomorrow night, Friday, November 30, 2018, the Florida Panthers will hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night when they host the Buffalo Sabres at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Heading into the game, players and fans alike are asked and encouraged to show their support for someone who has bravely battled cancer by creating an ‘I Fight For’ card dedicated to that person. As you can see in the photo, Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle, a Boston native and 12-year NHL veteran, chose Dan Bausemer, a powerfully poignant and perfectly appropriate gesture for a police officer that spent the majority of his life protecting and serving others.
To learn more about the how the NHL fights cancer, visit: www.nhl.com/community/hockey-fights-cancer. Founded in 1998, the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative has raised millions of dollars for national and local organizations committed to curing cancer.