Abigail Arias, the 7-year-old warrior who became an honorary Freeport, TX, police officer and Texas Ranger, has succumbed to her cancer.
Her family confirmed the sad news with KHOU 11 News on Tuesday morning.
Freeport Police posted the following message on Facebook:
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Abigail Arias, the child who became an officer, a change agent for good and today, an Angel. Abigail, also known as Officer Arias 758, went to be with our Lord early this morning surrounded by her family and friends. Her love, compassion, and most importantly, her magnanimous spirit, will live on for generations to come. It’s both our duty and privilege to embody what Abigail taught us: to live life to the fullest, to never give up hope no matter the odds, to fight “the bad guys” passionately, and most importantly, to love one another - and always Stay Relentless!
Before noon dozens of officers gathered their patrol vehicles to transport the little girl's body to the funeral home. When they arrived they offered her a prayer and a salute.
When Abigail was 4 years old doctors found a stage four Wilms Tumor wrapped around her aorta. At first doctors were optimistic of a positive outcome but by the time she was 6 the cancer became untreatable.
With that news, Abigail decided she was going to live life to the fullest and fulfill her dreams of becoming a police officer.
On Feb. 7, 2019, Abigail and 32 others were sworn in as Freeport police officers. She was given badge number 758. Freeport Mayor Troy Brimage also declared Feb. 7 “Abigail Rose Arias Day.”
A few weeks later, Abigail and her family traveled to Austin so she could be sworn in as an honorary Texas Ranger.