INDIANAPOLIS – A 3-year-old Huntington, Indiana boy became the youngest Sheriff Deputy in the United States on Wednesday.
Wyatt Schmaltz was sworn in by the Huntington County Sheriff with the help of a state trooper in his hospital room.
Wyatt is a patient at Riley Hospital for Children and is battling stage 4 cancer of the nervous system.
Wyatt is not an honorary deputy, he is an actual deputy. He was recognized for the courage he has demonstrated in his young life.
“We have given him all the powers of a real Sheriff Deputy, which are to carry out the orders of the Sherrif,” said Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel. “Right now, his only orders are to get better.”
Wyatt was just diagnosed in April. He has another surgery ahead of him, more chemotherapy and then a stem cell transplant.
We wish Wyatt and his family all the best!