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Maryland Boy Who Was Made an Honorary Police Officer Has Died of Cancer

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    A 7-year-old boy who became an honorary member of the Prince George's County, Maryland, police force lost his battle with cancer, according to a Facebook post.

    Elijah Young died Tuesday at 5:10 p.m., according to a post on the Elijah's Fight Facebook page. He had been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in 2012.

    In January, Elijah visited the Prince George's County Police Department, where he got to be an honorary officer for a day. The first order of business was getting Elijah his very own uniform and badge.

    During his "shift," Elijah learned how to drive a tactical robot, met Otto from the K-9 unit and got on a police motorcycle. And that was all before roll call.

    "Elijah has always been into police. This is special," his mother said at the time.

    He also was named the Washington Redskins' "Fan of the Day" and spent a day with the team.