CHICAGO (AP — April 29, 2015) — A little girl who has spent the last four years helping her battle cancer was named an honorary police officer by the Chicago Police Department on Tuesday, and she got a call from her idol Taylor Swift on Wednesday.
Emily was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma when she was eight. She’d gone into remission but the cancer has returned. At a ceremony at police headquarters on Tuesday, Emily Beazley was sworn in as honorary police officers and given her own badge.
Emily was praised by Superintendent Garry McCarthy for her courage. Detective Ed Beazley, Emily’s dad, told the dozens of police officers and department staffers that Emily would “do you proud” with her new badge.
Emily was very excited about becoming an honorary officer, but the one thing she really wanted was to meet Taylor Swift. On Wednesday, Emily’s mom posted an exciting update on her Facebook page: