Young DPD 'Chief for a Day' to be buried in uniform - New York News

Young DPD 'Chief for a Day' to be buried in uniform

Posted: Updated:
Jayvon Felton as DPD Chief for the day (PHOTO: Amy Lange) Jayvon Felton as DPD Chief for the day (PHOTO: Amy Lange)
DETROIT (WJBK) -

The 9-year-old boy who lived his dream of being Detroit's honorary police chief for the day while fighting leukemia has died.

FOX 2 has learned Jayvon Felton died Monday at Children's Hospital in Detroit. The fourth-grader was diagnosed with Leukemia in April.

Jayvon will be buried in his "chief for a day" uniform.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Saturday, March 1
Private viewing for family

Sunday, March 2
Public viewing 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
McFall funeral home (the location on Dexter in Detroit)

Monday, March 3
11 a.m. Service at Hartford Memorial church in Detroit will include a police escort and special service


Back on Jan. 31, Jayvon was dropped off at police headquarters by helicopter where he took the oath of office and held a news conference. He also met with emergency manager Kevyn Orr and deputy mayor Ike McKinnon.

ALSO SEE: Click here to see Jayvon's day as chief with video and photos

"He was so happy that day. He was just so happy," Jayvon's mother tells FOX 2's Erika Erickson.

"Tremendous courage, tremendous strength - certainly that's a trait that we look for in our police officers, and so that's why I say to you that Jayvon is one of us. He is DPD," says Chief James Craig.

He says he plans on treating Jayvon Felton the way he would any fallen officer.

If you would like to make a donation to the family to help pay for funeral expenses you can do so by clicking HERE.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:54:59 GMT
    New York City NewsNew York City News
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
  • Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:46:29 GMT
    The tower at John F. Kennedy International AirportThe tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a Kennedy Airport security perimeter.
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
  • Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:05 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:38 GMT
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:26:48 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
  • Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:57:45 GMT
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices