A former Lake Ozark Police Department dispatcher who has been battling cancer has passed away this weekend. According to the Lake Ozark Police Department’s Facebook Page, Matthew Whitchurch was with the department for seven years. The department had been collecting donations for Matthew as he battled the cancer but unfortunately succumbed to it over this weekend. Whitchurch previously served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Before his death, residents had donated over $1,160 dollars to his gofundme donation page. He was a single father and leaves behind his child.