Sydney officer's incredible gesture to boy, 6, with leukaemia

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An Aussie police officer has become a six-year-old leukaemia sufferer's hero after he offered to take care of the boy's pet rooster on his family farm to stop noise complaints from neighbours.

Yeprad, six, and his family had received several complaints about the noise made by their pet rooster and had just 10 days left to find somewhere to house the loud farm bird.

Yeprad's family gave him the rooster to cheer him up following one of his chemotherapy sessions which he has been undergoing as part of his treatment for stage four cancer.

He quickly became very attached to the rooster and named it 'Jackson'.

The police officer talking with the boy with leukemia after he took care of his rooster in Fairfield, Australia. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
Yeprad had been told he had to find another home for his pet rooster after several noise complaints. Constable Frankie had a solution. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

However, Jackson soon became too loud for the quiet neighbourhood in Western Sydney and noise complaints started to flood into the local police department, Fairfield City Police in a video they posted last Thursday.

The local council responded by ordering the family to get rid of the bird within a 10 day period.

Constable Frankie from Fairfield City Police visited Yeprad's house in response to the calls.

When he arrived, Frankie was greeted by Yeprad who proudly showed the police officer his rooster 'Jackson'.

After finding out that the little boy was going to lose his beloved pet, Constable Frankie told Yeprad and his family that has a big farm where Jackson would be able to live a happy life roaming around the fields.

The rooster that the police officer took from a farm in Fairfield after noise complaints. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
Yeprad and his family took up the offer as the little boy was ecstatic at the idea that his pet would enjoy life roaming freely on a farm. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

"Anytime you want to see Jackson you're free to come," Frankie told Yeprad.

"All I do is to strive to help people and from a young age I've always wanted to do that," he said.

Yeprad and his family took up the offer as the little boy was ecstatic at the idea that his pet would enjoy life roaming freely on a farm with other roosters for company.

Kylie, a senior officer, described her colleague's efforts as "wonderful" and "absolutely above and beyond."


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