Abigail Rose Arias, terminal cancer gets wish to be police chief


Abigail Rose Arias, terminal cancer gets wish to be police chief.

A six-year-old girl battling cancer vowed to fight ‘the bad guys inside of her’ when she fulfilled her dream to be sworn in as an honorary police officer.

Abigail Rose Arias, from Freeport in Texas, suffers from Wilms’ tumor – a type of kidney cancer most often found in children under the age of seven.

Both chemotherapy and radiation treatment failed to have an impact on her nephroblastoma and Abigail’s family were forced to put her life ‘in God’s hands’.

But the Freeport Police Department made little Abigail’s dream come true when she was sworn in as an honorary police officer – in her very own custom uniform.

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Her mother, Ilene Arias, told CNN: ‘They basically said it’s time to enjoy some life. Extremely tough. We cried for a few weeks.’

Raymond Garivey Jr, Freeport Police Chief, said: ‘The chemo and radiation hasn’t worked and basically the family is now leaving it in God’s hands and praying for a miracle.’

Garivey met Abigail at a ‘Pancakes with Santa’ event, where she told the officer she wanted to become a policewoman when she was older.

The officer immediately decided he wanted to make that dream a reality and he contacted a company, Cop Stop, to make Abigail a custom Freeport uniform.

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The firm’s owner, Rock Fernandez, donated the uniform to her, alongside the duty rig and gun belt.

Garivey said: ‘Her terrific smile and will to keep fighting “the bad guys” inside of her – I wanted to make her dream come true.

‘You have to meet her to really understand what a great and inspiring young lady she is.’

In a clip of the ceremony, Abigail is seen stood on a step ladder with her right hand raised as she repeats an officer’s words.

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She said: ‘I promise to be kind to others. I promise to help others when they need help.’

After making her oath, Abigail is presented with a badge to great applause from a watching crowd.

Freeport Police said: ‘Congratulations to the newest member of the Freeport Police Department, Honorary Officer Abigail Rose Arias!

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

‘What a great day for the City of Freeport, and our Law Enforcement Family from all over this great state, who were in attendance!’


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