Troopers help TX girls battling cancer

Six-year-old Kyssi Andrews’ dream was simple: she wanted to be a Texas state trooper. And the Texas DPS was happy to have Kyssi join the force.

On a Monday in October, Kyssi donned a Texas trooper uniform and began a day of enforcing. Kyssi was first diagnosed with kidney cancer when she was 3. One kidney was removed and she went in remission; but now she's battling cancer in both lungs.

When DPS heard about Kyssi, it united with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, helping Kyssi realize her dream. "One of her life dreams was to be a Texas state trooper," said Tpr. Stephen Woodard. "The department was happy to oblige her wish."

Kyssi was sworn in and she started her duties, including administering a traffic ticket, a ride on a Houston Police horse, and even a helicopter ride.

To learn more about Kyssi's fight or to donate to her medical bills, visit

Texas trooper Lt. Richard Jankovsky’s daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed with leukemia in August 2014 at the age of 13. AAST was honored to send a Brotherhood Assistance donation to the Jankovsky family to help with medical expenses.

Kaitlyn loves anything law enforcement related. If you’d like to send a patch or a challenge coin to add to her collection, please send to Kaitlyn Jankovsky, P.O. Box 1016, Refugio, TX 78377.

To follow Kaitlyn’s fight, go to Facebook and search Fighting Leukemia with Kaitlyn Jankovsky.