A 6-year-old cancer survivor from Rockwall spent the day as chief of police in Dallas on Friday.
Bennett Hernandez, who defeated stage 2 lymphoma in October, spent the day with Chief Eddie Garcia and Deputy Chief Albert Martinez.
According to the Dallas Police Department, Hernandez helped police finalize some important papers, and he even signed and discussed force fields with Chief Garcia.
This isn’t the first time the North Texas Police Department has supported Hernandez in his fight against cancer. The Rockwall Police Department held a parade for Hernandez outside his home last month.
The Rockwall Police Department was joined by members of the Dallas Police Department, the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office and the Rockwall Fire Department when Rockwall Police Chief Max Geron handed him and his family a challenge coin.
According to the Rockwall Police Department, Hernandez underwent chemotherapy at Children’s Medical Center Dallas in August after his cancer diagnosis. He rang the doorbell to indicate that he was cancer-free and was released from the hospital in October.
Rockwall Police said Hernandez wants to be a police officer when he grows up. He has told his mother that he wants to “arrest the bad guys.”
After his cancer diagnosis, Hernandez began calling cancer “the bad guys.”
Rockwall Police said in a Facebook post that after ringing the bell to signal the end of chemotherapy treatment, it appears that Hernandez has indeed “arrested the bad guys.”