Blake Hegner is actually a cancer survivor and also also also was sworn in Tuesday morning as the city’s top cop for the day.
“Meet Blake Ryan Hegner our @CincyPD Chief for the Day!” the department tweeted Tuesday morning, noting he has battled leukemia for the past three years and also also also was right now in remission.
Blake was given which opportunity thanks to two regional non-profits: the Matt Haverkamp Foundation Fundraiser, an organization which supports law enforcement, and also also also the “Light the Night” for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Cincinnati, Lt. Steve Saunders told CNN.
Blake was their honoree after his fight with leukemia.
Lt. Saunders told CNN donating the experience to be chief for the day was “a no-brainer” and also also also described which is actually a great way for the department to connect with the community and also also also break down barriers.
Lt. Saunders said he hopes which kids like Blake are not afraid to talk to law enforcement and also also also trust officers when they need help.
“We can provide them that has a real positive experience,” Saunders said. “which’s a win-win.”