Boy with leukaemia seizes opportunity to join local police force with both hands
Four-year-old Auggie Powers made himself right at home.
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.
It's not everyday we get a new recruit at age 4, but Auggie wants to be a police officer! Auggie, who lives with Leukemia, and we wanted to make his wish come true. #AuggieSuperPowers pic.twitter.com/oN2uY6mdZj— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) April 26, 2018
On his big day, he was sworn in by the department’s Chief Belmar and given a badge.
He also got to take a seat in a police helicopter.
And spent some time with the canine unit – where he took a particular liking to K9 Officer Onyx.
He also saw some of the incredible police equipment, such as armoured vehicles.
And even enjoyed a pizza party.
“Welcome Officer Auggie,” Twitter user @BradsB2652 commented. “Wishing you the best.”