Police remember honorary officer with full honors at funeral

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GLADSTONE, MO (WDAF)- Though he didn’t go through the police academy, Kansas City area police officers treated Caden McGuire as one of their own, even after he lost his battle with cancer. Police from nearly two-dozen agencies honored the 11-year-old boy Friday, by giving him the same burial as any man or woman in uniform.

Caden had wanted to be a police officer when he grew up, but lost his battle with cancer last week. As he struggled through his sickness, several Kansas City area police departments and first responder agencies made him an honorary officer.

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Click here to learn more about a nonprofit formed to help Caden and his family, and one that will now continue its work in his honor: Code 1 Dream Makers