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Nine-Year-Old Honorary Police Captain Passes Away

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Local 23 News has learned Honorary Alton Police Captain Brandon Tadeo Alvarez passed away Wednesday morning.

In a heartbreaking media release, Police Chief Jonathan B. Flores wrote, “Brandon was a very special member of our Police force, and in his short time as our Captain, he inspired many through his bravery and desire to serve his community. Brandon will be missed tremendously, and we will hold him in our hearts forever.”

Brandon battled liver cancer but before his passing, On May 3rd, Alton Police answered the call to fulfill the young boy’s wish to be a police officer. 

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