Montesano boy chosen as Hoquiam Police Chief for a Day

Dylan Ellefson, a 12-year-old from Montesano being treated for leukemia for the second time, has been chosen to be Chief for a Day for the Hoquiam Police Department this summer.

He will participate in a celebration with 34 other chiefs and sheriffs from around the state at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Aug. 21.

The event celebrates the lives of children diagnosed with life-threatening or chronic medical conditions.

“Dylan and his family will visit the police academy to forget about his illness — even if just for one day while he is chief,” Hoquiam Chief Jeff Myers said.

While at the academy, Dylan will wear a Hoquiam police uniform and keep a special commemorative police badge in his honor.

“The Hoquiam Police Department is partnering with other agencies and local businesses to provide gifts and support to Dylan and his family which will be presented on the day of the celebration,” Myers said. “Please help us make this day extra special.”

To help, contact Myers at 360-532-0892 ext. 105,, or Officer Phil High, ext. 289,

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