A Texas boy with terminal brain cancer was recently sworn into the NYPD and loved every minute of the experience.
He was also working toward becoming an honorary officer with hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
Devarjaye “DJ” Daniel is 10 years old and suffers from tumors at the base of the brain and spine. However, he was ecstatic when shown how to shoot a rifle and drive an armored vehicle.
Video footage showed DJ’s incredibly full day work with force :
The newly appointed NYPD Honorary DJ Officer was sworn in yesterday and traveled around New York City to check on specialized units within the department.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 21, 2022
“Help them and make them live their best life until the end, until the end. Don’t give them a constant reminder. This is what I do for him, you see he laughs, he jokes. He wants let everyone know ‘Hey I love you so much give me a hug,'” her dad, Theotis Daniel, said.
Devarjaye aka “DJ” has changed his appearance a lot but his heart has stayed the same some days are not easy and and that…
Posted by Devarjaye Daniel on Friday, April 22, 2022
The youngster, from Pearland, had to wear riot gear and also showed his badge, saying: “If you don’t have any, get off the table!”
Regarding what it felt like to be a member of the force, he said, “I’m speechless right now.”
NYPD News mentioned Wednesday was the honor of welcoming DJ and his father and helping him achieve his goal of being sworn in by 100 departments.
“We are proud to say that he easily achieved his goal, as we are number 387!” the agency announces:
Today we had the honor of welcoming 10-year-old DJ and his father to police headquarters to be sworn in by @NYPDPC as part of his goal of swearing in 100 police departments in 6 months. We are proud to say that he easily achieved his goal, as we are number 387! pic.twitter.com/30aLdJe0w4
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 20, 2022
Although the little boy underwent around 11 surgeries, he remained positive, according to his father, a single parent with a military background.
“I appreciate everyone who comes to support him. That’s exactly why he wants to fight harder,” he said in February.
The special NYPD visit was planned and organized by the non-profit group called Blue Lives Matter NYC.
The group shared photos of DJs enjoying the city with their arms wrapped around their heroes and looking extra lively in their uniform:
This morning we wrapped up our trip with DJ by taking him to the airport to fly home. It was an amazing trip because of…
Posted by Blue Lives Matter – NYC on Thursday, April 21, 2022
“DJ’s humor and zest for life is so inspiring. Welcome to the NYPD bro,” one social media user said, while another replied, “That’s wonderful! God bless you DJ AND THE NYPD!