Dying Colo. boy, 12, sworn in as police officer

The fifth grader wore a giant smile as he took the oath of office


By PoliceOne Staff

BRIGHTON, Colo. — A boy with an inoperable brain tumor was sworn in as Brighton's youngest police officer on Thursday.

Jose Rubio-Pavon, 12, always wanted to be a police officer, The Denver Channel reported

Officers Anna-Marie Cuney, Levy Slagle and Cpl. Monce Portillo swore him in during a ceremony in his hospice room and presented him with a certificate officially recognizing him as a member of the Brighton Police Department, a police uniform shirt and a junior officer badge.

The fifth grader wore a giant smile as he took the oath of office, Brighton Police said.

Donations to help the family with medical bills and living expenses can be made to the Jose Angel Rubio-Pavon Family Fund.

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