Boy Who Died Of Cancer Receives Police Funeral

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (December 3, 2013) Bagpipers were playing as a 10-year-old New Jersey boy's coffin arrived at a church Tuesday.

Michael Feeney was named honorary police chief of Ridgewood, N.J., for 2013 before he died of cancer last week.

He was laid to rest Tuesday with honors usually reserved for members of the police force.

Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward came out of the church saying "I lost a partner today."

He said adults could learn from the boy.

The Hawes Elementary School fifth-grader was running for office at his school and was a huge New York Giants fan.

Feeney had been struggling for four years with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare, aggressive and often fatal bone cancer that usually develops in children and young adults.


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