Boy battling cancer becomes state trooper for the day


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BARTON, Vt. ( – When a little boy battling cancer was asked his one wish, he said he’d love to ride along with a Vermont State Police officer.

When Vermont State Police commanders heard about this, they upped the ante in a big, big way.

Bennett Stenger is fighting rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a type of cancer, so Make-A-Wish Vermont granted his wish.

But not only did he get to ride in a cop car, he and his brother, Chase were honorary troopers complete with a full day on the job.

They each got uniforms, rode in a cruiser, and took a Marine Unit out on Lake Memphromagog. Then they brought in the bomb squad and blew up pumpkins, then controlled the bomb squad robots and witnessed a TSU deployment!

Troopers were thrilled to give Bennett and his family a very special day away from cancer, and said they hope he busts cancer for good!

Scroll through the photos above to see all of Bennett and Chase's adventures on the job.