Lexington firefighter diagnosed with cancer dies

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington firefighter who was battling cancer has died.

In January, Matt Logsdon was diagnosed with stage four neuroendocrine cancer in his liver, bones and lungs.

In February, he started undergoing treatment in Chicago.

Logsdon lived in Louisville, but commuted to and from Lexington.

He was assigned to the city's Fire Station 8.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

The Lexington Professional Fire Fighter's union sent out the following:

It is with regret and sorrow that we have to report the Line of Duty Death of Lexington Firefighter Matt Logsdon. Matt passed away early this morning at Norton hospital in Louisville with his family by his side. Matt was diagnosed with cancer affecting his liver, lungs, spine and skull this past January. He is survived by his wife, Jessica and his children Hayden 16, Patrick 10 and Maggie 8.

Matt served as a Lexington Firefighter over the past 10 years and was a volunteer in the Jefferson County area before joining The Lexington Fire Department. Matt was a proud husband, father firefighter and a proud union member of the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Lexington Professional Firefighter IAFF Local 526.

There is a golf scramble fundraiser planned to support Logsdon's family. The Brothers in Battle Golf Scramble will be Tuesday, July 19th at Connemara golf course in Nicholasville. To participate or sponsor a hole, contact Eric Campbell at (606) 305-9919. There's also an online fundraiser HERE.

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