AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Rangers have a new recruit in six-year-old, Abigail Arias. On Monday, she became an honorary Texas Ranger and took a tour around the Texas State Capitol. Arias has a rare childhood kidney cancer that is terminal.
Several weeks ago, she became an honorary Freeport police officer which is the area Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen represents.
When Bonnen learned about her dream of being in law enforcement, he decided he wanted to do something extra special for the little girl.
Never in my 20+ years as a Rep have I experienced a day as rewarding as today. Cancer is no match for 6 year-old Abigail Arias. She was doing such an outstanding job fighting bad guys as a @FreeportPD officer that today she got a new title. Say hello to our newest Texas Ranger. pic.twitter.com/d45pfOXISl— Speaker Dennis Bonnen (@RepDennisBonnen) February 26, 2019
Abigail had a big day at the Capitol. She got a pair of pink cowboy boots, a Texas Rangers hat and badge and got to see the Rangers’ patrol horses.
However, nothing compared to her time in front of Texas politicians.
Abigail: “My favorite part of the whole thing at the Capitol is me banging the thing.”
KXAN Photojournalist Frank Martinez: “The gavel?”
Abigail: “The gavel.”
Texas Senator Larry Taylor presented Abigail with a Senate Resolution in honor of her bravery.
Today I presented Abigail Arias from Angleton (and of the @FreeportPD and Texas Rangers) with a Senate Resolution honoring her bravery in the face of her prolonged fight with cancer. Motion to make pink boots an official part of the Texas Ranger uniform? #txlege @TxDPS pic.twitter.com/dLgcdxxot2— Larry Taylor (@SenLarryTaylor) February 25, 2019