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Jan 24, 2022

10-Year-Old Fighting Cancer Becomes Honorary TABC Agent

HOUSTON — Leaders from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission inducted 10-year-old Devarjaye Daniel as an honorary TABC Enforcement Agent on Jan. 24. 

Devarjaye — currently battling cancer in his brain and spine — wants to join 100 law enforcement agencies and hopes to have a full-time career in law enforcement when he grows up. 

He’s joined the ranks of nearly a dozen law enforcement agencies since last year, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Texas Department of Public Safety and multiple local agencies. 

Leaders from TABC joined members of Devarjaye’s family for Monday’s swearing-in. 

TABC is Texas’ third-largest law enforcement agency and is responsible for regulating all businesses which manufacture, distribute and sell alcohol. The agency’s 200-plus commissioned peace officers enforce the provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and investigate alcohol-related crimes such as drunk driving accidents, assaults, overservice and sales of alcohol to minors. The agency also investigates organized crime taking place within TABC-licensed businesses, including human trafficking, money laundering and narcotics trafficking.