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A 7-Year-Old Boy Who Died Of Brain Cancer Had A Police Funeral With A Pallbearer Dressed As Batman

Jesse Heikkila wanted to be a police officer when he grew up, and local law enforcement decided to make sure he was honored as one.

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Local police officer Dawn Savery had been following Jesse's battle with cancer on Facebook and decided to make sure that Jesse got the send off he wanted. Jesse's mother, Suzanne, was given a citation making her son an honorary officer.

Officer Savery made sure Jesse's funeral was well-attended, putting out a call to police officers from all of Massachusetts and abroad. They sent Jesse's family cloth patches representing police departments from places as far away as Hawaii.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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