Young Cancer Survivor Becomes Sheriff For A Day In Bergen County

CBS New York

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There’s a new sheriff in Bergen County.

As CBS 2’s Sonia Rincon reported, he’s 9-year-old Tommy Minervini and if he’s as tough when it comes to enforcing the law as he was fighting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the last year — watch out.

“He had five long months of treatment but he’s doing very well. He’s been in remission for two right now,” said Tommy’s mom, Kelly Minervini.

“So he’s back to normal thank God, we hope,” added Tommy’s dad, Anthony Minervini.

But this wasn’t a normal day. Tommy had a very important mission when he put on his new uniform.

“I’m in charge of everyone,” Tommy said.

First some of his staff picked him up and he bonded with his new four-legged partner Oden.

He spent some time meeting the community.

“We’re gonna salute the sheriff!!”

Then, with his undersheriff and brother Steven, it was on to the office, where he would…

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