3-Year Old Cancer Patient Made 'Official' New Jersey State Trooper

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Members of the New Jersey State Police helped make the holidays brighter for a South Jersey youngster battling cancer.

On Thursday, December 14th, the State Police helped make 3-year-old Benjamin Graham's dream of becoming a police officer come true when they invited him and his family to the New Jersey State Police Log Cabin (in Ewing Township) and swore him in as an official state trooper.

Benjamin, who has been battling an aggressive form of neuroblastoma, was presented with his own police badge, official documentation of the State of New Jersey, and his very own State Police troop car.

Troopers also wrapped up a few gifts for Ben — and his siblings — as an early holiday treat for the brave little hero.

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