Police chief cries after receiving gift honoring Abigail Arias

FREEPORT, Texas (KTRK) -- Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey received a Christmas gift to remember honorary officer Abigail Arias.

The 7-year-old passed away last month after battling a rare kidney cancer.

READ MORE: 7-year-old cancer patient and honorary Freeport officer Abigail laid to rest

She had dreams of becoming a police officer.

Garivey says his wife and daughter recorded a message from Abigail before she died.

ORIGINAL STORY: 6-year-old girl with cancer sworn in as honorary police officer in Freeport

They had the waveform of Abigail's recording printed on a photo of her with the chief. When it's scanned, her voice can be heard.

His granddaughter gave the photo to him as a Christmas present.

"Chief I love you, stay relentless," Abigail can be heard saying in the recording.

Garivey posted a video of him receiving the gift on Facebook.

He cried as he heard Abigail's voice saying, "I love you too baby...I miss you kid" back to her message.

WATCH: 7-year-old who battled cancer remembered for her toughness, spirit
EMBED More News Videos

See how Officer Abigail touched the lives of thousands across the country.

During her funeral, other officers gathered to pay tribute.

They helped create the Officer 758's Cancer Fight Fund.

It's a charity that shares her badge number and now comforts children battling cancer.

RELATED: Officer Abigail's family starts non-profit to help children with cancer
Copyright © 2021 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.