Boy, 5, Gets His Dream: to Be a Police Officer
Morgan Steward, confined to a wheelchair, becomes honorary officer
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2013 1:08 PM CST
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(Newser) – Morgan Steward is confined to a wheelchair, but that wasn't nearly enough to keep the 5-year-old from his dream: He's always wanted to be a police officer, and yesterday, he was made an honorary one in Covington, Ga. "He always said, 'Mom, I want to be a police officer, I want to stop the bad guys,'" his mom tells MyFox Atlanta. The local police chief found out about Morgan, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, and made plans for the ceremony.

The mayor was even involved, administering the oath: Morgan promised to obey his mom and be a good student, and he was then given an official uniform and hat, and a key to the city. His first official duty: leading the Christmas parade through town in a police car. He's also been practicing reading his relatives their Miranda rights, his aunt tells WSB-TV. The experience has been "the highlight of my career," the police chief says.

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Dec 3, 2013 8:46 PM CST
Stories like this warm my heart!
Dec 3, 2013 2:55 PM CST
GOOD FOR THEM Do you think this would happen in the Rotten North? True story, a family member in a small town in GA needed help moving a refrigerator, she was 70 years old. She called the local Deputy and asked if he could help. His response - "I cant, Im on duty, but if you can wait till Im off, i can get my pickup truck and do it." In the Evil North they would have tried to arrest her for some imaginary crime.
Dec 3, 2013 2:35 PM CST
Dream bigger, kid. Dream waaay bigger.