Year-old girl fighting cancer fulfills her dream of becoming police officer

Evarado Alatorre
Febrero 10, 2019

In December, Abigail attended a "Pancakes with Santa" event at the Freeport Police Department, where she told Chief Garivey that when she grows up, she wants to be a police officer.

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

Speed demons and law busters in one Texas town may have met their match in 6-year-old Abigail Rose Arias, whose dream of becoming a police officer to exact revenge on her terminal cancer came true on Thursday in a special ceremony.

Not wanting to waste any of her remaining time, Abigail was able to live out her dream of wanting to be a police officer after the Freeport Police swore her in as an honorary officer. "It's more than just putting bad guys in jail".

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"They basically said it's time to enjoy some life", her mother, Ilene Arias, told CBS affiliate KTRK. "Extremely tough. We cried for a few weeks". She wanted to fight them by becoming a police officer.

Her job now as police chief, she said, is to get after the bad guys, like the cancer in her body. Abigail stood on a stepladder as she raised her right hand to join the police department in Freeport. "I rung the bell, but now this cancer is coming back".

"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. "I want to help this cancer go away in five seconds".

Abigail said after she was made an officer: "It felt neat inside of my heart and in my body, I felt excitement and all of love". Her father Ruben added, "We're strong in our faith; we believe in God".

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