When his 3-year-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia last month, police Officer Phil Schultz quickly used up the rest of his vacation and compensatory time off keeping her company in the hospital.
"I was beginning to wonder what I would do when I ran out," he said.
His fellow police officers solved that worry -- they donated some of their comp time. Schultz now has at least 40 extra days off work from the Police Department in Greece, a Rochester suburb.
Schultz and his wife, Amy, have been rotating nights at the children's unit of Strong Memorial Hospital watching over Lauren, the youngest of their three children. Their vigil brought immense relief on Tuesday when they learned that the cancer is in remission.
"His job right now is father and husband," Officer Tom Schamerhorn, who donated four hours, said in Wednesday's Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. "We'll do whatever we have to do so he doesn't have to worry about anything else."