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5-year-old sworn in as Greer's chief

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Jaden Jones is sworn in as Greer's police chief. (Feb. 9, 2012/FOX Carolina) Jaden Jones is sworn in as Greer's police chief. (Feb. 9, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greer got a new police chief on Thursday - at least for the day.

Just before noon, 5-year-old Jaden Jones was sworn in as the city's top cop by Mayor Rick Danner.

Jaden, who suffers from a lung disease, got his big opportunity during an auction last year by Greer Community Ministries, when his parents bought a chief-for-a-day certificate.

His parents said Jaden has always dreamed about being a police officer.

"Just seeing his face, today, light up like it did," said Raymond Jones, Jaden's father. "It brings tears to my eyes."

After taking the oath, Jaden spent the day riding along with officers and getting a special, behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to be in charge of a police department. He was also treated to a pizza lunch in downtown Greer.

Jaden's parents said that after their son was born, doctors said he would not live past six months old.

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