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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.

Tags: Awards and Honors, Brighton (Colo.) PD


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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.

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