7-Year-Old Boy with Cancer Gets Wish of Being Cop For A Day

It’s common for children to dream of being a Police Officer and for one young boy that dream came true. 

Allan Harris, 7, from Swansea, South Wales, was granted his wish of being a cop for the day by the Make-a-Wish charity – that helps children with illnesses achieve their dreams.

Allan has a soft tissue tumour in his stomach called rhabdomyosarcoma.  He informed the charity volunteers that he would love to spend the day at a police station.

The foundation arranged for Allan to spend a day at West Yorkshire Police’s training and development facility, where they were working on operation – codenamed Avenger.

Allan was given his own uniform as well as a police escort when travelling to the centre in Wakefield.

During the day, he learned how to dust suspects for finger prints and how to place handcuffs on people who have been arrested. In addition, Allan was allowed to see the force’s helicopter and involved in a mock ‘firearms’ incident.

One officer tweeted a video that shows Allan help to ‘raid’ a house.


PC Robson said: “It was an amazing day and everyone involved had the biggest smiles on their faces in their hearts.

“I was personally so proud to be part of the event and to be there representing West Yorkshire Police.”

Allan described his day as ‘absolutely brilliant.’

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George Day


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