Texas boy with brain cancer sworn in as honorary officer by Waco police

WACO, TX (KWTX) – Devarjaye “DJ” Daniel, a 10-year-old from Texas who is battling brain cancer and traveling around the country swearing in law enforcement, visited Waco on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, to be sworn in as an honorary officer. to do with the Waco Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies.

Diagnosed with brain and spinal cord cancer at the age of eight, Daniel has undergone at least ten brain surgeries and has spent almost half his life fighting cancer.

Her cross-country trips are in honor of Abigail Arias, a Texas girl who died after a battle with cancer in 2019. The boy, who dreamed of one day becoming a law enforcement officer, is also raising awareness about children battling cancer in meetings with law enforcement agencies. offices and the public.

He is ‘a young man on a mission’ Waco Police Chief Cheryl Victorian said: ‘DJ, I want you to know that you are doing such an important job and such an inspiring job … Thank you for being an example of strength and resilience and commitment and we are proud , which is the stop of your journey.”

Waco police said Daniel served at several different agencies in Central Texas and is now an honorary officer with 676 law enforcement agencies.

Theodis Daniel, Diddy’s father, thanked law enforcement for contacting the DJ and revealed that the boy was given just five months to live after the devastating diagnosis. Theodis credited DJ’s encounters with law enforcement as the reason his son lived for five months.


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