The Irondequoit police department held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser December 16, 2018 for a former officer diagnosed with skin cancer.
“Help for Hector” was held at the Irondequoit high school. The event raised money to help Cartagena and his family with expenses and medical bills. The event was co-sponsored by the Angles of Mercy organization and the Italian-American Law Enforcement Officers of Rochester.
Hector Cartagena was diagnosed with cancer in August 2018.