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Chief Gesell reflects on the loss of his mother to breast cancer; ‘it was incredibly hard’

Nona Gesell at 19, not long after she graduated high school. She passed away from breast cancer at age 42. Her son, Cottonwood Police Department Chief Steve Gesell says it was his mother’s ability for compassion that has led him to a life of service in the police department. (Gesell family/Courtesy)

Nona Gesell at 19, not long after she graduated high school. She passed away from breast cancer at age 42. Her son, Cottonwood Police Department Chief Steve Gesell says it was his mother’s ability for compassion that has led him to a life of service in the police department. (Gesell family/Courtesy)

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