George Marijan, 7, was presented with a service award from the town Wednesday for capturing several suspects, saving hostages and returning a valuable stolen diamond on his first and only day on the job. Not bad for a rookie.
Marijan, 7, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia -- a cancer that affects the lymphoid white cells that help fight infection. However, he always wished to be a police officer.
Marijan's mother, Gordy Stevic, contacted the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois in July for help to make her son's wish come true.