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9-year-old cancer survivor first Hanover junior police officer


A 9-year-old cancer survivor was sworn in as the first junior police officer for a New Hampshire police department on Thursday.Josie Hatfield was sworn in as the Hanover Police Department’s first junior police officer.The 9-year-old recently overcame her battle with leukemia. The department has previously helped Hatfield with a blood drive of her own months ago and is now planning to host another one next month during childhood cancer awareness month.”For us as an agency to adopt Childhood Cancer Awareness, to work with a family like the Hatfield’s and Josie it is just a special honor to make her our first junior police officer,” said Hanover police chief Charlie Dennis.The blood drive is set for Sept. 9 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

A 9-year-old cancer survivor was sworn in as the first junior police officer for a New Hampshire police department on Thursday.

Josie Hatfield was sworn in as the Hanover Police Department’s first junior police officer.

The 9-year-old recently overcame her battle with leukemia. The department has previously helped Hatfield with a blood drive of her own months ago and is now planning to host another one next month during childhood cancer awareness month.

“For us as an agency to adopt Childhood Cancer Awareness, to work with a family like the Hatfield’s and Josie it is just a special honor to make her our first junior police officer,” said Hanover police chief Charlie Dennis.

The blood drive is set for Sept. 9 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

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