Indianapolis, IN (WXIN) -- A 3-year-old boy with stage 4 cancer was appointed as the youngest sheriff's deputy in Indiana Wednesday.

Wyatt Schmaltz, who is being treated at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health for stage 4 neuroblastoma, received the designation around 11 a.m. Officials said he was made a sheriff's deputy for the courage he has demonstrated throughout his entire life.

Sheriff Terry Stoffel with the Huntington County Sheriff's Department said Schmaltz' orders are to get healthy and back on the streets of Huntington with other children.