The Cincinnati Police Department plan to swear in a new chief who will serve for just one day — and it will be the new chief's first job on the force. Blake Hegner, a 10-year-old cancer survivor, is set to be sworn in on Tuesday morning, according to WLWT.
When Hegner was just 6 years old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to his profile on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's website, and finally entered remission in mid-2018 after spending three years in chemotherapy.
After being sworn in by current chief Eliot Isaac, the Woodfill Elementary fifth-grader will spend the entire day enjoying activities planned just for him. Hegner — whose interests include football, playing with Nerf guns and Legos and spending time with his mother and his two dogs, Gemma and Maggie — will give the reins of police chief back to Isaac after completing his fun missions.
Hegner's day as police chief is thanks to Christina Bold, who manages the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Cincinnati's Light the Night fundraising and advocacy campaign. Bold had initially won the honor from an auction held by the Matt Haverkamp Foundation.
According to the foundation's website, the foundation supports the law enforcement agencies in communities in the greater Cincinnati area and has so far been able to purchase 57 K9s after raising nearly $500,000.
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