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Deputies make wish come true for 9-year-old boy with Leukemia

Deputies make wish come true for 9-year-old boy (Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office)

The Marion County Sheriff's Office made a wish come true for a little boy with Leukemia last Friday.

Undersheriff Troy Clausen swore in 9-year-old Nate Samoylich as Special Deputy for the day.

Nate's dream job has always been to become a Police Officer, and once the Sheriff's Office got word of his wish, they wanted to make him a part of their team!

Special Deputy Samoylich was issued a uniform, badge and gear bag containing Sheriff's Office goodies.

Nate started his workday enjoying hot chocolate and doughnuts, but the break was quickly over when Marion County Circuit Court Judge Channing Bennet summoned the young deputy to his courtroom to provide security!

Leaving the courthouse, Deputy Samoylich and Sergeant Jason Hickman got on the police radio notifying the dispatcher that they were in service to protect the residents and visitors of Marion County.

Inside the Sheriff's Office Mustang, the pair patrolled the streets together on their way to the Central District Office.

At the office, Nate got to process a crime scene, hang out with the SWAT Team, and play with K-9s.

After a full day, Nate patrolled his way home where he signed off at his house, leaving the streets of Marion County for the loving arms of his family.

"Today we made a dream come true and there is no better feeling," said Sergeant Hickman. "Thank you Nate for choosing the Marion County Sheriff's Office and allowing us to be a part of your special day."


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