Boy Who Dreamed of Being a Cop Dies Months After Being Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

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A little boy diagnosed with a devastating brain tumor was able to achieve his dream of becoming a police officer with the help and kindness of his local police force…

The 6-year-old, from Queensland, Australia, had always dreamed about one day becoming a police officer.

Now, many children share this same dream of joining the police force…

But not all children have unique circumstances as Travis did.

The little boy was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma – an incurable and inoperable tumor of the brain stem.

And is found in the area of the brainstem that controls many of the body’s most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate.

And gradually removes the body’s ability to function.

So, upon receiving his diagnosis, Travis’ family were utterly heartbroken.

And the family was given “two blissful months” with their son.

And, knowing that Travis only had months left to live, they did what any family would do in this situation – they worked hard to ensure his time on earth would be filled with nothing but happiness.

They decided to step in.

So, to make this dream come true, they decided to formally induct him into the Queensland Police Service.

So they rallied together to do something special for the budding police officer.

Where he was given the title, Special Junior Constable Travis Heery.

Where he got to meet – and play with – one of the youngest K9 recruits.

Something most children can only dream of doing.

And also noted that “he was one of us.”

“Travis was one of us, he was part of our QPS brotherhood and sisterhood.”

Travis lost his battle to the devastating disease on August 16th, with his parents and family by his side.


“He was our hero and, most of all, we are so honored and privileged to call him our little  brother.”


“Rest in peace Travis, our little brother and hero, through adversity you lived with the utmost courage and honour.”

And it turns out that the Queensland Police force aren’t the first to make the dreams of a little boy come true. Keep scrolling to read the story of the little boy with cancer who was able to fulfill his dream of “arresting” someone…