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Waterford police make girl battling cancer an honorary officer

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The Waterford Police Department posted this photo of Madeline on its Facebook page. The capiton read, 'Madeline buckles in, ready to head off to Camp Niantic.' The Waterford Police Department posted this photo of Madeline on its Facebook page. The capiton read, 'Madeline buckles in, ready to head off to Camp Niantic.'
WATERFORD, CT (WFSB) -

An East Lyme 8-year-old girl battling cancer got the chance to become an honorary police officer for the Waterford Police Department on Monday.

Madeline Guarraia loves police officers and police K-9s. After hearing about her love of police, the Waterford department arranged for Madeline to get a demonstration from the officers and their K-9s.

After touring the department, she was taken to Camp Niantic where Trooper 2, which is the state police helicopter, took her to the regional police boat to take a ride on the Niantic River.

After cruising on the river, the honorary police officer was introduced to her new boss, Waterford Police Chief Murray Pendleton.

The Waterford Police Department thanked all the officers, state police and neighboring departments that assisted in the special day for Madeline.

“Most of all, thanks to Madeline and the whole Guarraia family for showing us what true courage is,” the department posted on its Facebook page

To see pictures from Madeline's special day, click here

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