Young boy gets his badge with Peoria Police Department
PHOENIX — Seven-year-old Brendan sauntered into the Peoria police briefing room.
“Sorry I’m late,” he said.
There was a burst of laughter in the room.
Brendan, who had a heart transplant six years ago and was diagnosed with cancer last year, according to Fox 10, got to fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer last Friday.
The Peoria Police Department published a video of his day.
“I want to arrest people that are trying to steal stuff and help people,” Brendan said in the video.
He got to go on a ride along in a police car – “let’s get some criminals” – and talk on the radio.
Brendan got to lift weights, received his police badge, and even got a K-9. A stuffed animal dog with a 9-1-1 sticker, that is. He did get to meet a real-life K-9 unit, though.
While Brendan helped civilians, he also inspired police officers.
The video ended with a message to the young boy.
“You are our hero Brendan … Keep fighting buddy!”
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