Girl, 6, Dies From Cancer Just Days After She Was Made An Honorary Police Lieutenant
A 6-year-old girl's dream to become a police officer came true last week when the Chicago police made her an honorary cop.
A dying 6-year-old girl's dream to become a police officer came true last week when the Chicago police made her an honorary cop.
Madison Pruitt, who'd been battling a rare form of cancer for the last year, got a visit from Superintendent Eddie Johnson and dozens of Chicago's bravest who got word about her career aspirations.
Anthony Guglielmi with the Chicago Police Superintendent's office told InsideEdition.com that Johnson was briefed Sunday afternoon on the sad news that she'd died.
Madison Pruitt's dream to become a police officer came true last week when the Chicago police made her an honorary cop (Chicago PD)
Days earlier, Johnson had been a driving force behind Pruitt's happy day after he got word of her story and her dream of being a police officer through the hospice where she was staying.
Johnson's office arranged to bring Madison in for a roll call, where one shift hands over to the next. However, her health took a turn before she could come in.
"We took the roll call to her," Guglielmi said.
On Wednesday, around 75 police officers, two horses, and a team of canines showed up at Madison's door.
“I’m going to make it official and make you a lifelong Chicago police officer. Congratulations!” Johnson told Madison.
To the swarm of reporters, family and officers, Madison explained why she wanted to be a cop.
“If something bad happens, without police officers you can't do nothing about it,” she said.
Last Wednesday, around 75 police officers, two horses, and a team of canines showed up at Madison's door. (Chicago PD)
Now, in the wake of her death, Johnson and his team are arranging for a contingent of police officers and an honor guard to attend the funeral, which they are working with community members to help arrange.
Guglielmi said it's not yet clear when the funeral will be held, but it will hopefully be this weekend. Whenever it is, Johnson plans to attend, Guglielmi said.
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