Colorado Teen Battling Cancer Sworn In As Honorary Cop

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado teenager fighting cancer says he has one wish: to be a police officer.

The Lakewood Police Department made Trevor Kling’s dream come true on Wednesday.

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Trevor Kling at pinning ceremony (credit: CBS)

Kling has been through more struggles than most children. He’s battling a rare form of brain cancer, but he doesn’t let that slow him down.

“Don’t think about it. Think of… happy. Think of being happy,” said Kling.

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Trevor Kling (credit: CBS)

CBS4 first covered Kling’s story in 2015 when the community rallied behind the avid sports fan.

His mom told us he is a big sports fan. She says he loves baseball and football.

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Trevor Kling and his father (credit: CBS)

Despite a lengthy operation to remove the tumor, 14 months of chemotherapy and 34 radiation treatments, Kling’s outlook on life has never been brighter.

“Hope that I get better. Are you getting better? Yes I am,” Kling answered during a pinning ceremony at Lakewood Police Department Headquarters.

The department felt Kling’s story and personality deserved to be recognized.

Kling recited a pledge before he was named an honorary police officer with the department.

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Trevor Kling takes oath (credit: Lakewood Police Department)

“Of the Lakewood Police Department and the position I’ve been appointed to,” said Kling.

The department’s chief, Dan McCasky, said Kling’s tenacity was a perfect match.

“Trevor’s a brave young man. The struggles he’s gone through… he represents courage, dignity and commitment… The values of a police agent… What we really respect in our police agent,” said McCasky.

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Trevor Kling (credit: Lakewood Police Department)

When asked why law enforcement? Kling’s answer is selfless.

“So that the kids can be good. So they can have a good life.”

Trevor’s family has a GoFundMe page set up to help with medical costs.

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