Sheriff’s Dept Makes Terminally Ill Boy’s Dream Come True, Fighting In A Zombie Apocalypse

October 8, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:

There streets are lined with the undead and only one hero can save the day. No, it’s not Rick Grimes or Daryl from The Walking Dead, it’s Spencer, a 7 year old boy. Spencer, like most people these days, is obsessed with zombies.  Spencer has Mitochondrial Disease, which is terminal and has no cure. The Pasco County Sheriff’s office made the boy’s dream come true.

spencer 2

Sheriff Chris Nocco invited Spencer down to the station. A full motorcade arrived to pick the young man up. After arriving, Spencer was told that a horde of zombies (actually the local high school’s drama club) had over run the station. Sheriff Nocco told Spencer  “We’re overrun, buddy. We need your help. We need a team leader out there,” as he put a badge on Spencer.

spencer 3

Spencer, proceeded to dispatch the zombies as he led the K-9 Unit and SWAT Team through the building, armed with NERF guns, through the jail. After the mission was compete, Spencer was treated to several on-duty officers performing a Thriller- themed dance to celebrate the victory over the undead. Next Spencer’s family was given a van, donated by a local roofing company, to help Spencer travel in comfort.

spencer 1

It’s rare that we get to report such generous and kind hearted events, like this. Bravo to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department and all those who took part in this amazing event! Our thoughts are with Spencer’s family and the cool little dude himself.


Share This Article

You May Also Like…