Last week, Wyatt Schmaltz became the nation's youngest special sheriff deputy.

The 3-year old cancer patient was deputized in his hospital room in Indianapolis, where he's being treated for aggressive, stage 4 neuroblastoma. Wyatt will soon undergo surgery to remove a tumor from his abdomen as well as a stem cell transplant.

Wyatt was given the official designation as a recognition of his bravery during treatment, as well as a badge and a uniform. "We have given Wyatt all the powers of a real sheriff deputy, which are to carry out the orders of the sheriff. Right now, his only orders are to get better,” Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel told Fox News.

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