Little boy with leukemia sworn in as Winona police officer

Published: Jun. 22, 2016 at 9:11 PM CDT
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A little boy from Winona got a big thrill on Wednesday.

Seven-year-old Draven Pritchet has leukemia. He said he wants to be a police officer when he grows up but, thanks to local police officers, he didn't have to wait for his dream to come true.

Draven was sworn in as an honorary officer on Wednesday afternoon. He earned his badge, then promptly arrested his dad before heading out to patrol the town with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

Draven's prognosis is good, he has chemotherapy each week, and still has a couple of years of treatment ahead of him.

Police Chief Alonzo Bradwell says the entire town of Winona has pulled together to help the family with expenses, and lift Draven's spirits.