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9-year-old fighting cancer made police chief for a day in Connecticut town

Aidan Bigos, center, was made Thomaston chief of police for a day on Friday, April 28, 2017. With him are Officer Bart Deeley (left) and Chief Jeffrey Madden (right). (Photo: Thomaston Police Department; Video: WFSB via CNN Newsource)

THOMASTON, Conn. (WSYX/WTTE) - A 9-year-old Connecticut boy fighting brain cancer has always wanted to be a police officer.

Friday, the Thomaston Police Department made him the boss.

For one day, the city made Aidan Bigos its chief of police.

Aidan's dream was helped along by a friend he made during his fight against medulloblastoma. Officer Bart Deeley helped make Aidan's dream possible and was the officer chosen to make Aidan's promotion official.

"He is a true definition of what a warrior is," Officer Deeley said. "A warrior is a brave soldier by definition and this is by far the most remarkable young man I had the opportunity to meet. I am honored and privileged to stand here and it's one of the moments of my career to be able to pin this young man today."

The police department made Aidan's dream come true. But, the entire Thomaston community has rallied to help. Fundraisers and blood drives in his honor have popped up all over town.

"It's amazing," said Amanda Wyles, Aidan's mother. "Our community has been so supportive from day one. I'm just amazed."

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