The Freeport, TX. Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. broke down as he swore in his newest officer. As Garivey stood face-to-face with Abigail Arias, a sweet, innocent 6-year-old whose only dream is to be a police officer to fight the bad guys, he fought the tears.
Abigail repeated -
“I now and forever promise to keep fighting the bad guys until all my cancer’s gone,”
Abigail is a little girl who had a big dream: to become a police officer. And on Thursday, that dream came true when she was officially sworn in as an honorary officer in Freeport, Texas. She has incurable cancer.
Abigail has Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer in children.
Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. told CNN-
“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 said he had met Abigail back in December at the police department’s “Pancakes with Santa” event. During the meeting, Abigail said her dream was to become a police officer when she grows up.
“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.”
As Abigail was sworn in surrounded by her family and police officers from around the state, Garivey got very emotional.
“She is no doubt God-sent. Her story brought peace officers from all over today into one room and it was a magical moment for all who were in attendance.”
“They beat up my body. I want to help the bad guys go away. I want to help this cancer like go away in five seconds,”