Year-old Texas girl with cancer becomes an honorary police officer

Texas girl, 6, with terminal cancer gets wish to be police chief

Texas girl, 6, with terminal cancer gets wish to be police chief

As Abigail was sworn in surrounded by her family and police officers from around the state, Garivey could be seen shedding tears during the emotional moment.

He was overcome with emotion as Abigail received her badge, which she wore on her tiny police uniform.

A six-year-old girl with cancer had her dream come true when she was sworn in as an honorary police officer.

"She took an oath today to continue fighting the 'bad guys" until she is cancer free!

Police in Freeport tweeted details of Thursday's ceremony honoring Abigail Arias.

"I promise to keep fighting the bad guys", Abigail swore.

"They basically said it's time to enjoy some life", Abigail's mother, Ilene Arias, recalled.

Freeport Police Chief Ray Garivey Jr. swore the fearless girl in and shared the video on Facebook on Thursday. "Extremely tough. We cried for a few weeks".

"Abigail is battling cancer, and doctors have told the family there is no cure", they wrote, adding: "Please keep her and the Arias family in your thoughts and prayers".

"Abigail has been battling Wilms' tumor cancer for the past two years and expressed her dream of wanting to be a police officer to our Chief Ray Garivey", the police department wrote on Facebook. "The doctors can say what they say medically, but we know that God is the One who has her destiny in His hands". He reached out to a company called Cop Stop to get a custom Freeport uniform specially designed for Abigail. "I want to help the bad guys go away", she said.

Abigail said the day "felt neat inside my heart".

"Her spirit, her toughness, her will to survive, that's what [we believe in]", Garivey said. "You have to meet her to really understand what a great and inspiring young lady she is".

The ceremony was attended by Abigail's family and fellow officers from across Texas.

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