Reno Police Chief Jeremy Massey has created the Reno Special Heroes Unit to their department and recently named Alex Stephens an Honorary Sergeant.
“The Reno Special Heroes Unit is such an incredible show of support and compassion for our precious children who are in these fights against cancer and other horrible conditions. Chief Massey is showing them that they are not in their fight alone,” said Lamar County Adopt A Cop President Amanda Willows.
Stephens, a Higgins Elementary student, is currently fighting brain cancer. At just 6 years old, he was recently diagnosed with a very aggressive brain cancer – an Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT) of the brain.
Paris Print Works also designed T-shirts to help raise money for Sergeant Alex and his family. The money raised from the T-shirts will go directly to the family after the orders close on Nov. 1. To order a Sergeant Alex Stephens T-shirt (long & short sleeve, hoodies) click here.
“It has touched my heart more than words can express. What Alex and his family are going through is unimaginable,” Willows said. “Massey, Ranger McNeal, Officer Simpson with Paris PD, Paris EMS, LCSO, Paris FD, North Lamar PD, PJC Police – our first responders have all come together to show Alex that his fight is their fight too.”
Reno’s Special Heroes Unit will be filled with local children fighting heroic battles. Sierra Faulkner, who has also battled cancer at a young age, was named an Honorary Sergeant on May 13, 2018.