Six year old Madison Pruitt is suffering from a rare form muscle cancer that has spread throughout her body and is terminal; the child is in hospice care now. A social worker named Lindsay Wooster knew that the child wished to be a Police officer and did her best to make that dream come true.
Wooster contacted a member of the Chicago Police Departments community services to see if she could make Madison available for an officer to meet them and do something for the child that would make her happy in her final days.
Chicago’s finest went above and beyond when they heard about this. A Lieutenant who is still working within the ranks wished to remain anonymous but donated his own Medal of Valor so that the child could be awarded it for her bravery.
Officers then got together and signed cards, bought balloons and proceeded to report for a special roll call in front of Madison’s house today. Members of the mounted unit, K-9 and S.W.A.T. teams showed up along with Patrol officers totaling approximately 75 officers to observe the presentation by Interim Superintendent Eddie Johnson of Madison’s Official Police hat and Medal of Valor to her for her bravery.
“This is for you, because you’re a brave little girl and you are the reason we do what we do. You’re our hero,” Johnson told Madison.
Madison was issued her own Shield, uniform and was sworn in as a Chicago Police officer to fulfil her dream.
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