Cy-Fair entities honor 10-year-old cancer patient

Devarjaye "DJ" Daniel made fast friends with the ESD 9 commissioners, charming the group with his manners and quick wit while he received his honorary title. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
Devarjaye "DJ" Daniel made fast friends with the ESD 9 commissioners, charming the group with his manners and quick wit while he received his honorary title. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

Devarjaye "DJ" Daniel made fast friends with the ESD 9 commissioners, charming the group with his manners and quick wit while he received his honorary title. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)

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DJ shared his hat as he took photos with the ESD 9 commissioners at the March 24 meeting. (Mikah Boyd/Community Impact Newspaper)
As he undergoes treatment for cancer, 10-year-old Houston-area resident Devarjaye “DJ” Daniel has been sworn into more than 400 law enforcement agencies across the country.

Two Cy-Fair entities made his list this week as he was sworn in as the first-ever honorary assistant chief of the Jersey Village Police Department on March 21, followed by being named honorary commissioner for Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 on March 24.


At the March 24 ESD 9 meeting, DJ shared his cowboy hat with commissioners as they took photos and greeted everyone present with a handshake or a hug before he was officially named an honorary commissioner.


DJ’s goal is to be sworn into as many law enforcement agencies as possible to raise awareness of childhood cancer and to honor the legacy of Abigail Arias, a 7-year-old who dreamed of working in law enforcement before dying from cancer complications, officials said.
By Mikah Boyd

Reporter, Cy-Fair

Mikah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January of 2022 after graduating from Sam Houston State University with a degree in mass communications and a concentration in multiplatform journalism. Mikah covers public education, business, development and local government in Cy-Fair. Before joining CI, she wrote for Sam Houston State University's webpage and was a contributing author at The Huntsville Item.

By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.