AOCDS Member’s Teen Son Diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma

We are saddened to tell you that one of our own and his family are going through a very difficult time right now. Sixteen-year-old Timothy Schwitters, son of OCSD Sergeant Shawn Schwitters and his wife Michelle, was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma last December. Timothy began chemotherapy treatment shortly thereafter and went into remission in June. Unfortunately, he has recently relapsed. The Schwitters family is now preparing for the next step, a stem cell transplant and a different type of chemotherapy. Despite all this, Timothy is attending 11th grade classes whenever he can. His goal is to recover and become a deputy sheriff just like his dad.

It’s going to be a long road for Timothy and his family. Timothy also has two sisters, 22-year-old Kelli and 20-year-old Katelyn, both college students. If you would like to reach out to Timothy, Shawn, Michelle, Kelli and Katelyn, and share some words of encouragement, you may do so by emailing

We are also accepting donations through the AOCDS Memorial Fund to help make this challenging time a bit less burdensome for the Schwitters family.

If you would like to contribute, you may make a check out to the AOCDS Memorial Fund and mail or hand deliver it to:

Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs
1600 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Please write “Timothy Schwitters” in the memo.

You may also donate through our website at Click on the large yellow DONATE TO THE AOCDS MEMORIAL FUND button located on the top of the home page. IMPORTANT: Please highlight Timothy Schwitters’ name where it reads “Please indicate the recipient of your donation.”

Unless directed otherwise, the Schwitters family will be given the names and contribution information of all those making donations.

Please keep Timothy, Shawn and their entire family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult and emotional time.

Thank you for your support.

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