When he met the little girl in December, she told him that she had always wanted to be a police officer.
A custom uniform was made for Abigail, and she was sworn in surrounded by loved ones and officers from several different agencies.
A 6-year-old Texas girl with an incurable cancer said she had dreamed of becoming a police officer, so the Freeport Police Department decided to make her an honorary officer for the day - and the chief of police broke down while swearing her in.
Despite having an incurable cancer, Abigail has not given up her fighting spirit.
On Thursday, she was sworn in as an honorary police officer in her hometown of Freeport, Texas in a ceremony published on Facebook Live. Abigail herself said, "I have cancer". Abigail's mother Ilene admitted to KTRK, "They basically said it's time to enjoy some life".More news: January unemployment edges up nationwide but unchanged in Victoria, Stats Canada
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The chief reached out to a company called Cop Stop, which donated a custom-made uniform for Abigail, complete with a gun belt and duty rig for her to wear during her swearing-in.
Doctors say they aren't sure how much time the newest chief at the Freeport Police Department has left, KHOU.com said. "Extremely tough, we cried for a few weeks". During the meeting, the girl expressed her desire to become a police officer when she grows up.
"Look around this room today", Garivey said during the ceremony.
After her day as an officer ended, Abigail swore she would keep her promise for Garivey. "You have to meet her to really understand what a great and inspiring young lady she is".
"They beat up my body. I want to help this cancer like go away in five seconds", Abigail said. "I rung the bell, but now this cancer is coming back", she said.