Tyler was admitted to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence this week for surgery after he suffered an infection, according to WCVB-TV.
Tyler loves law enforcement and his mother set up a Facebook page asking first responders to send him birthday cards a few weeks ago. It resulted in an outpouring of support, including a special video made by the Los Angeles Police Department. One of the officers in the video was tragically killed in a crash while responding to a call a few days after shooting the video.
Tyler's mother, Rachel, told WCVB she was in California Thursday for the officer's funeral.