Nine-year-old boy with cancer serves as Detroit Police Chief for a day

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Move over Chief Craig, Jayvon Felton is coming for your job.

Felton arrived to the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters Friday morning in a Michigan State Police helicopter. He was greeted by a small army of police officers, classmates and other supporters.

The 9-year-old boy was diagnosed with leukemia last April. Felton, who is a big fan of the Detroit Police Department, has always wanted to be an officer when he grows up. He didn't have to wait long for that to happen.

On Friday, Detroit Police Chief James Craig swore Felton in as honorary chief for the day. Jayvon's supporters hoped the special day, which was brought together through several donations, would lift his spirits.

"We were crying together a week ago because he said he wanted to be a regular boy again," remembered Felton's mom, Amanda Clickscales. " I told him you are a regular boy. What you have is not your fault. We're going to get through it because god said so and you will be just fine."

 

 

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