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Local boy with cancer to be appointed chief of police for the day

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By: Melissa Randall


Six-year-old Tyler Seddon of Pascoag will be appointed chief of police for the day on March 6th. Officers in Burrillville will honor the boy, who is battling leukemia, by letting him participate in the days events including roll call.

Tyler will later receive birthday wishes from police, firefighters and first responders from all across Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. A celebration will be held at Wrights Chicken Farm in Burrillville.

There has been an outpouring of support ever since the boys' mother began requesting birthday cards from emergency responders.

"He's going to be so excited when he gets the mail that has his name on it and it's all for him for his birthday," said Tyler's mom, Rachel Seddon during an interview with ABC6 News earlier this week.

A Facebook page called Tyler's Troops was set up Monday afternoon. It already has hundreds of members.

Tyler is currently in need of a bone marrow transplant. There is a "be the match drive" and a blood drive at the Pascoag Fire Department on February 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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