Texas boy battling cancer made honorary New Mexico policeman

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Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-06 22:13:35-05

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 10-year-old Texas boy who is battling cancer has been made an honorary police officer in Roswell, New Mexico.

Davarjaye “DJ” Daniel of Houston had a swearing-in ceremony Friday with the Roswell Police Department.

The boy’s family said he has dreamed of being a police officer his whole life and law enforcement agencies across the country have helped that come true.

Theodis Daniel told the Roswell Daily Record that his son is now a member of 289 agencies and counting.

In New Mexico, Daniel also is an honorary member of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police, Hagerman Police Department, the New Mexico Mounted Patrol and the Chaves County Detention Center.

The ailing boy was diagnosed in 2018 with brain and spine cancer and has undergone 11 surgeries and several other extensive procedures.