How an SRO is helping give a little boy the strength to walk

A heartwarming story of a boy’s determination to overcome adversity and a school resource officer’s selfless act to help


By PoliceOne Staff

Roman is a 7-year-old with cerebral palsy from Arvada, Colorado. Though he could walk a few feet with assistance, a wheelchair was his primary mode of transportation.

When School Resource Officer Brad Gagon of the Arvada Police Department discovered that if Roman could build up his leg muscles, he could have the opportunity to walk with less assistance, he went above and beyond to help.

Officer Gagon built an 8-foot-long strength trainer in his garage using PVC pipe. He put his heart into doing everything he could to give Roman the tools needed to build the strength to walk. Roman did the rest with his unstoppable spirit.

"What we do matters. What our officers do out there every day, it matters to this community, and matters to us as a city and is broader than just law enforcement," said Arvada PD Chief Link Strate. 

Watch this heartwarming story of a little boy’s determination to overcome adversity and a school resource officer’s selfless act to help.

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