Texas child gets his police badge while fighting cancer

To date, the 10-year-old has been sworn in by 670 agencies.
Posted at 7:32 PM, Oct 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-19 21:01:48-04

WACO, Texas — The Waco Police Department, joined by law enforcement agencies in surrounding communities, on Wednesday swore in 10-year-old Devarjaye Daniel as an honorary police officer of their agency.

Three years ago, Davarjaye was diagnosed with terminal brain and spine cancer.

Since then, Devarjaye has made it his mission to be sworn in by as many police agencies as possible.

To date, Devarjaye has been sworn in by 670 agencies.

Devarjaye, who is from southeast Texas, has wanted to be a cop since his family received help from law enforcement during Tropical Storm Harvey.

His father says when they learned about Devarjaye cancer, he was devastated.

But knowing the child Devarjaye is, his father knew there was inspiration his child could give to others — and they are spreading that inspiration visiting many other states and police agencies.