Sheriff’s Office Organizes Marrow Registry Drive for Sick Deputy

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Marrow Donor Registry Drive this Friday to help 38-year-old Deputy Trevor Carpenter find a match as he fights Leukemia. Carpenter, a father of four, has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. He was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in July of 2013, and after several rounds of chemotherapy, went into remission. Unfortunately, this April, doctors discovered that his disease had returned and that he needed a bone marrow transplant.

Trevor Carpenter
Click to enlarge photo


Trevor Carpenter

The Sheriff’s Office is asking that those aged 18-44 come to the drive and undergo a cheek swab to establish if they match. The drive will be held at the front parking lot of the Sheriff’s Headquarters at 4434 Calle Real on Friday, June 6 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A registry is also available online at under the promo code “Hope4Trevor.” For more information contact Vivian Abernathy at (626) 283-9182 or

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

California State Senate Bill Seeks Automatic Enrollment for Emergency Alerts

SB 821 would also allow residents to opt out.

Peabody Stadium Landscaping Slightly Over Budget

The school board approved paying the $77,000 overrun with contingency funds.

Naloxone Saves Another

A trained deputy administered the nasal spray to an overdosed male in Goleta.

Cop Dog Helps Drug Bust in Montecito

A convicted felon was caught with heroin, cash, and a handgun.

Who’s the Real Westsider?

Four candidates fight for Santa Barbara's District 3.