The 6-year-old girl who was made an honorary Chicago police officer last week has passed. (from WGN TV). Madison Pruitt suffered from a rare form of muscle cancer. She dreamed of becoming a police officer. So last week, Chicago’s Interim Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and dozens of officers showed up at her home on the South Side to give her a badge and make her an honorary cop.
It was not an ordinary roll call for 6th District Chicago Police officers today. After a pep talk from the interim superintendent, they paid a house visit to one of the newest recruits: Madison Pruitt. 6-year-old Madison is feisty. Her family calls her “bossy lady,” and thanks to Chicago police, she got to see a dream come true today. For the past year, Madison has been fighting a rare muscle cancer. “She is declining, so we wanted to try setup things for her while we could,” her hospice worker Lindsay Wooster said. So Lindsay called the police district. Officers made Madison an official lifelong police officer. It was an emotional moment for Madison’s family. Madison’s grandmother says she had no idea the family would get such a strong showing from police. She says hopes this will help raise awareness about childhood cancer.
PO Madison Pruitt – EOW 10 April 2016. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord – and may perpetual light shine upon he.