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 muscial theme for him.
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.