5-year-old with brain cancer sworn in as police officer

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PITTSFIELD, Mass.— A boy recently diagnosed with stage four brain cancer had his ultimate dream come true when he was sworn in as a police officer.

5- year-old Shavez Forte's mom was looking for a way to cheer him up and keep him happy  while battling his illness— so she enlisted the help of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts police department.

When Shavez went to school he got quite the surprise at lunchtime.

Officer Darren Derby picked him up in a police cruiser and drove him to the station. Once there, the department gave Shavez a badge, uniform, handcuffs, and even had a swearing in ceremony.

Shavez also signed a contract in which he promised to help the department but also study hard in school and be helpful at home.

The department wrote on Facebook, "Officer Forte has a dream of becoming a police officer and we couldn't let anything get in the way of that."

Two detectives also put on a fake fight so Shavez could break it up and arrest them—another dream of his.

His family says the pint-sized hero now has the confidence and courage to face his biggest adversary yet.