Thursday 16 August 2018

Boy with leukaemia seizes opportunity to join local police force with both hands

Four-year-old Auggie Powers made himself right at home.

Auggie with the police department
Auggie with the police department

By Edd Dracott, Press Association

A young boy being treated for leukaemia was given an opportunity to join his local police force for the day.

Auggie Powers, four, was shown around by officers at St Louis County Police Department in Missouri.

On his big day, he was sworn in by the department’s Chief Belmar and given a badge.

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Auggie with his badge

He also got to take a seat in a police helicopter.

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Auggie in the helicopter

And spent some time with the canine unit – where he took a particular liking to K9 Officer Onyx.

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Auggie meeting Officer Onyx

He also saw some of the incredible police equipment, such as armoured vehicles.

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Auggie with armoured vehicle
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Auggie with officers outside vehicle

And even enjoyed a pizza party.

“Welcome Officer Auggie,” Twitter user @BradsB2652 commented. “Wishing you the best.”

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