Jesse Heikkila was a 7-year-old who fought brain cancer for a very long time. Jesse always wanted to be a superhero, or a police officer, or maybe even an Olympic swimmer. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to become any of these after losing the battle to cancer.
Because he wanted to grow up to a superhero, the local police chief made him an honorary officer of his force.
Every police officer from the Bridgewater Police Department showed up to Jesse’s funeral to pay their respects to their fallen fellow officer.
His uncle dressed as Batman for Jesse, and the organist played the Star Wars musical theme for him.
This was a beautiful way to remember Jesse in the most positive way they could.
Bridgewater officer Dawn Savery even out to officers across the country and gathered more patches for Jesse.
During the procession, several people also showed up to remember Jesse. They also dressed up as superheroes for Jesse.
It’s hard not to cry when you see just how many people, loved ones and strangers alike, wanted to show Jesse how much they cared. Cancer is cruel and takes so many people away from us too soon.