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Young cancer patient named honorary police chief

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CASPER, Wyo. (WHDH) - Casper, Wyoming has a new head of police... And he's not your average chief.

His name is Dorian Layton. And he's just five years old.

An inoperable brain tumor inspired five-year-old Dorian to make a bucket list; meet the chief of police and ride in a police car topped the list.

"Since he was a baby, so he's been the youngest diagnosed so far with this kind of tumor, it's a rare hybrid tumor, and he's also the most highly functioning with this kind of tumor,” Krishelle Layton, Dorian’s mother, said.

But when the chief heard of Dorian's wish he had a better idea and held a press conference to swear in the new chief along with his nine year old brother Julian as captain.

"A little overwhelming, I think I'm a little emotional today, but it’s amazing, it's amazing how Chief Walsh and the whole department have made Dorian feel very welcome, and especially Dorian's older brother Julian. They included him too so that's really great too,” Krishelle said.

Next up: a tour. Then Chief Dorian met with his staff of police and detectives who explained their special skills but it turned out the chief had some special skills of his own.

While meeting with detectives, Chief Dorian and Captain Julian learned of a criminal on the loose. They came up with a plan and caught the bad guy who was breaking into cars behind city hall handcuffed him and hauled him to the Natrona County detention center.

"It’s amazing and it's very humbling so we're thankful every day. But more importantly he doesn't like to leave people out and he likes doing good things for other people. As he's accomplishing his bucket list he's also turning some of those opportunities into ways he can help other people,” his mom said.

Dorian's mom says he was diagnosed when he was only 15-months-old and doctors say it's a miracle he can still walk and speak.

What's next for Dorian? He will start taking ninja training classes and learning to play the guitar.

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