NJ cops help teen with muscular dystrophy fulfill cop dreams
The move came as a surprise for the teen, who was told only to expect a welcome home party
By PoliceOne Staff
WANAQUE, N.J. — A 19-year-old battling with muscular dystrophy achieved his dream of becoming a police officer Wednesday with the help of the Wanaque Police Department.
NJ.com reports Aaron Risher was sworn in after a month-long stay at a New York City children’s hospital.
The move came as a surprise for Risher, who was told only to expect a welcome home party.
Wanaque Police Captain Kenneth Fackina was told about Risher by his medical staff, and he’s made regular visits to the teen for months prior to Wednesday’s event, ABC 7 reported.
Wanaque police provided him with a badge, uniform, business cards, and a name plate, according to the report.
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