Girl fighting cancer made honorary Chicago police officer

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CHICAGO -- It was not an ordinary roll call for 6th District Chicago Police officers today.

After a pep talk from the interim superintendent, they paid a house visit to one of the newest recruits: Madison Pruitt.

6-year-old Madison is  feisty. Her family calls her "bossy lady,” and thanks to Chicago police, she got to see a dream come true today.

For the past year,  Madison has been fighting a rare muscle cancer.

“She is declining, so we wanted to try setup things for her while we could,” her hospice worker Lindsay Wooster said.  So Lindsay called the police district.

Officers made Madison an official lifelong police officer.

It was an emotional moment for Madison’s family.

Madison's grandmother says she had no idea the family would get such a strong showing from police. She says hopes this will help raise awareness about childhood cancer.

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