Photo Courtesy: Fox 5 DC, Deputy Andrew Fenlon, left, donated his kidney to fellow officer and longtime friend Frederick “Sonny” Davis.
A Washington sheriff’s deputy is going above and beyond the call of duty for his fellow officer, who is in need of a kidney. Charles County Deputy Andrew Fenlon donated his organ to Deputy Frederick “Sonny” Davis on Tuesday, Fox 5 DC reported.
The duo, who are lifelong friends and share the same birthday, grew up playing baseball together before joining the same force, according to the report. Davis, whose age was not disclosed has been battling kidney disease for 13 years and recently began dialysis.
Davis didn’t approach Fenlon about the possibility of donating but rather Fenlon went on his own to get tested.
After Fenlon was found to be a good match for Davis, a surgery was scheduled with the support of their entire department. The department posted the following on social media.
“All of us here at the CCSO are thinking of and praying for the Davis and Fenlon families today!” the post said. “Your courage is inspiring. We are here for you!”