Toddler battling rare cancer made Ind. deputy
A three-year-old boy became the youngest special deputy in Indiana Wednesday morning
By Adam Widener
INDIANAPOLIS — A three-year-old boy became the youngest special deputy in Indiana Wednesday morning. The Huntington County sheriff honored the cancer patient for his courage, swearing him in from his hospital bed.
Wyatt Schmaltz is currently battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer.
“He has a tumor in his abdomen that was too big to be removed. They just had to biopsy it. Then he had cancer in his bone marrow. So it was in both knees, his hips, and his spine. It’s been a very long journey,” said Wyatt’s mom April Schmaltz. “We found out on the 14th [of April] and by the 18th he was starting chemo, which was very quick because what they said he has is very aggressive.”
Full Story: 3-year-old cancer patient made special deputy
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- Okla. chief defends cop after TASER threat sparks controversy, video released
- 2 words that should never appear in your police report
- Police: 'Severely battered' off-duty Del. trooper fatally shoots boyfriend
- UK police: 19 dead, roughly 50 injured after explosion at Ariana Grande concert
- NYPD: Train worker refused to open gate for cop pursuing shoplifter