AMAZING: 4-Year-Old Celebrates End Of Chemo As Honorary Police Officer

Honorary Colorado Springs Police Officer Joshua Salmoiraghi is unlike every officer on his force because he, as a 4-year-old, just finished the last round of his chemotherapy.

The celebrations following Joshua’s last round of chemotherapy on Sunday concluded an emotional ride for his family and a lengthy struggle in the hospital.


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The Colorado Police Department posted a video of the young officer walking down the hall of the Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado high-fiving his friends, family, and hospital staff.

“Great news! Joshua completed his last round of chemo for liver cancer and got to ring the bell Sunday afternoon at Children’s Hospital in Denver!” the tweet read.

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Their newest officer was “sworn in” in April to the department in full uniform custom-made. Members of the police department also chipped in to purchase a battery-powered motorcycle for Joshua.

It was right before his latest round of chemo, as Fox News previously reported. “It is going to be much more harsh, much more aggressive,” his father Joseph, a military veteran and pastor, said at the time.

Joshua’s family, also includes his mother, Amanda, a major in the U.S. Air Force, and the 4-year-old’s two older brothers, Benjamin and Timothy. The family moved to Colorado Springs from Los Angeles because Amanda was re-stationed to Peterson Air Force Base. While the family had to leave a “tight-knit” community behind, Joseph said they found an outpouring of support in their new home.


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Joshua was believed to be in remission when it was discovered another tumor was found in his lung, forcing him to have it removed with one more round of chemotherapy, KOAA reports:

The brave young boy was sworn into the Colorado Springs Police Department back in April just before he was to undergo an aggressive round of treatment. Joshua’s road has not been an easy one as he was considered in remission on December 30, 2017 after an 11-centimeter long tumor along his left kidney was removed.

Less than a month later, a new tumor was discovered in his left lung confirming the cancer had come back. This was when CSPD decided to have Joshua take the oath of office in his custom-made police uniform.

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