5-year-old boy with cancer to become honorary Manatee deputy

Manatee County

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A local 5-year-old boy with cancer who has dreams of becoming a police officer will get to be an honorary deputy for the day.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office will deputize 5-year-old Jeremiah at a ceremony on Wednesday.

There, he will have the chance to meet with deputies and K-9s from different units and to take a ride inside the SWAT Team’s BearCat armored vehicle.

Jeremiah will be sworn in around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. This story will be updated after the ceremony.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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