6-Year Old Battling Serious Illness Set to "Join" New Jersey Police Force


A 6-year old child battling a serious illness is set to become the youngest member of the Gloucester Township Police Department in a ceremony on Monday.  

The child, whose identity hasn't yet been released, attends kindergarten in the town and came to the attention of a school resource officer.

It is apparently the child's dream to become a police officer and the Gloucester PD wanted to make sure that happened. 

GTPD Lt. Brendan Barton said that after the ceremony the child will join other officers and hit the streets to "conduct motor vehicle stops, assist a police K-9, and ride with our Special Response Team in an armored rescue vehicle.”

Barton continued, "We meet so many people in our lives and everyone deserves a special day they will always remember."


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