LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Lakewood Police Department stepped up to help make a wish come true for a 13-year-old boy with a very aggressive form of brain cancer.
Trevor Kling was sworn in as an honorary police officer in a “very special ceremony” on Wednesday.
Two years ago, Kling was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a cancer of the brain, the police department said in a statement.
“Trevor has endured 14 months of Chemotherapy, and 34 radiation treatments during which time he has only missed one day of school and carries a 3.87 GPA,” police spokesman Steve Davis stated.
“Trevor continues his battle against this very aggressive form of cancer.”
“Trevor is a very brave young man,” police chief Dan McCasky told the crowd gathered to watch the ceremony Wednesday morning.
Kling said he wants to become a police officer so he can help people.
“I saw a show on police and I wanted to do what they were doing, helping out the state of Colorado,” Kling said.
Kling took the oath of a Lakewood police agent. He got a badge and a police shirt — and went on a ride-along in a police car.