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Six-Year-Old Freeport Girl Battling Cancer Is Sworn In As Police Officer

Abigail Arias wore a custom-made police uniform. Officers from multiple agencies attended the ceremony to welcome her as a member of Texas law enforcement.


Freeport Police Department
Abigail Arias, 6, was sworn in as a member of the Freeport Police Department by Chief Ray Garivey on Feb. 7, 2019.

Abigail Arias, a 6-year-old Houston-area girl who’s battling cancer, has had her dream come true of being sworn in as a Texas police officer.

Police in Freeport tweeted details of Thursday’s ceremony honoring Arias. Chief Ray Garivey had learned of Abigail’s interest in law enforcement.

The chief administered the oath to the girl, who wore a custom-made police uniform, and then gave her a big hug. Abigail stood on a stepladder as she raised her right hand to join the police department in Freeport, located 50 miles south of Houston.

Uniformed officers from a number of agencies were on hand to officially welcome Abigail as a member of Texas law enforcement.