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4th-Grade Cancer Patient Named Honorary Detroit Police Chief

Jayvon Felton was diagnosed with leukemia in April. Getting to be honorary police chief for a day was his dream come true.

4th-Grade Cancer Patient Named Honorary Detroit Police Chief
Twitter / @detroitpolice

For just one day in Detroit, the Motor City’s police chief was a 9-year-old fourth-grader.

 

“We want you to take care of our city and we’re so glad you’re here.”

Judging by that expert salute, looks like Jayvon Felton was made for the job of honorary police chief. (Via WJBK)

​Felton was diagnosed with leukemia in April. He’s a pretty big fan of the Detroit Police Department, so getting to be honorary police chief for a day was a dream come true. (Via WOOD)

“I will discharge.”

“I will discharge.”

“The duties of chief of police.”

“The duties of chief of police.”

“For the day…” (Via The Detroit News)

Check it out — he started the day with a ride in a police chopper. The day also included a pizza party and a reunion with his fourth-grade classmates. (Via WDIV)

But it wasn’t all play. He also got a briefing about the city’s crime-fighting tactics in the department’s war room.

Because of his illness Felton hasn’t been to school in months, though his mother says as long his prognosis stays good, he might be able to return next year. (Via WSMH)

On Twitter, Detroit Police thanked Felton for his service and for sharing the day with the department. (Via Twitter / @detroitpolice)