After fighting an incurable disease, a young boy who achieved his dream of becoming an honorary member of Queensland Police has died.
Last December, Travis Heery was diagnosed with an inoperable form of brain cancer, and died over the weekend despite extensive treatment.
They surprised the six-year – old last month when the organisation heard Travis had always wanted to be an officer, making him an honorary junior constable, giving him his own uniform, police badge and cap.
The Brisbane boy was treated to a day as part of a special joining ceremony with fellow officers, the dog squad and the mounted horse unit.
The young boy was diagnosed last year after his mother developed a squint.
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an incurable and inoperable brain tumour, was diagnosed to him.
Travis underwent 30 radiation treatments that successfully gave him complete mobility back and he became a regular six-year – old boy for two happy months.
Tragically the tumour returned much faster than expected and entered a degenerative state of progression.