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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (PIX11) – Friday marked the end of 10-year-old Michael Feeney’s short life, but not the end of his young legacy.

In June, the youngster with an infectious smile and a love for police officers was named Ridgewood Chief for a Day. But, the town’s official Police Chief didn’t think that was good enough and extended the title for the rest of 2013.

Michael was one of 20 kids inducted into the town’s new community youth police ambassador program and an ambassador he was, with plenty of energy for the job, despite fighting a rare form of bone cancer that would claim his life.

Michael will be buried with full police honors on Tuesday, wearing his New York Giant’s jersey and his police badge.

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