All his life, Colin Toland wanted to be a police officer. In September, the nine-year-old battling brain cancer was sworn in as the Ithaca Police Department’s youngest officer. Colin died on Saturday. He was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of two. A Facebook page set up for the young cop announced Colin’s passing, saying it more peaceful and gentle than he could have imagined.
Ithaca Police, on their Facebook page, says it was an honor to serve with Colin.
Calling hours will be held later this week.