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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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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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