Three-year-old boy battling cancer becomes youngest sheriff’s deputy

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WXIN) — There’s a new sheriff’s deputy in Huntington County, Indiana. Three-year-old Wyatt Schmaltz, who has Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, was sworn in Wednesday as the youngest Sheriff’s deputy. Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel presented Wyatt with an official uniform, badge and special powers.

Sheriff Stoffel said Wyatt for their Camp Hero program, “This boy is symbolic of what Camp Hero stands for: courage, honor, integrity, laughing, living life to its fullest even though the chips are down.”

Wyatt’s mother April is just happy to see her son get to be a part of something that isn’t tied to his time in the hospital, “it is just like a breath of fresh air to get him to do something that isn’t hospital related.”

Wyatt was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. He is facing surgery to remove a tumor in his abdomen and a fifth round of chemotherapy.

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