Terminally Ill Boy Sworn In by Colo. Department
May 21, 2012
A terminally ill 12-year-old became the youngest member of the Brighton (Colo.) Police Department when he was sworn in as a member of the department on Friday.
Jose Rubio-Pavon, a fifth-grader, had told his family he had always wanted to be a cop. He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, reports 9 News.
Displaying 1 - 2 of 2
Leanna @ 5/22/2012 8:09 PM
This is such a great story, Chino, CA. PD did this for a local little boy around 4 years old. Several other local law enforcement agencies stepped up as well, and Ontario PD provided him with a ride in their air unit. Sadly, the little boy died within 2 weeks of his swearing in. PORAC did a beautiful write up about it.
Tim Hall @ 5/23/2012 12:32 PM
I remember a story a few years back where one department did this for a young boy suffering from a terminal illness. The boy became a part of that department and when he passed, the Chief and many officers were right there with him. They even afforded him funeral honors. These kind of stories touch your heart, but rarely make news, which kind of makes me sick.
Join the Discussion
Other Recent News
An Indian court says it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police...
Sheriff Robert Fyock of the Indiana County (Pa.) Sheriff's Department rests easier now...
A Covington County (Ala.) Sheriff's deputy who was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday...
A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with as many as 20 highway shootings...
Two Indianapolis police officers were found dead Thursday evening in an apparent...