6-year-old honorary Chicago police officer dies after cancer battle

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CHICAGO — The 6-year-old girl who was made an honorary Chicago police officer last week has passed

Madison Pruitt suffered from a rare form of muscle cancer.

She dreamed of becoming a police officer. So last week, Chicago’s Interim Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and dozens of officers showed up at her home on the South Side to give her a badge and make her an honorary cop.

WGN was there when it all happened. 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.

Madison passed away Sunday night.


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