Merrick was made an honorary deputy by the sheriff’s office, school staff and other personnel.
After his teachers and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office stepped in to make his dream a reality, a Florida preschooler with cancer was allowed to “deputy for one day”.
Teachers and administrators from Carlton Palmore Elementary School, as well the sheriff’s department, made Merrick Lloyd an honorary deputy on Tuesday, at the request of his families. WTSP, a Tampa-based CBS station, , first reported.
Badonna Dardis, Principal of Carlton Palmore Elementary School, stated in an email that “the world needs hope and goodness now.” “… We’re so grateful that Merrick was able get his wish to become a deputy for one day. Merrick is a brave preschooler!
Merrick has been receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment for approximately six months, Dardis stated in a Thursday post on Facebook.
In her thank you message to all those who organized the Merrick event, the principal stated that “When school and community join together, beautiful things occur.”
Fox News photos show Merrick meeting with various sheriff’s officers, receiving gifts, visiting the sheriff’s office, and sitting in the cockpits a helicopter or plane. He also listens to dispatches.
Dardis stated that Merrick was “honored by the sheriff’s department with a uniform and a plaque as well as a backpack full of gifts.”
He was thrilled to meet Sheriff Grady Judd and the Polk County SWAT Team. We are grateful for your kindness and made one of our students’ dreams come true. She wrote that you are the best.