Boy With Duchenne MD Made Honorary Police Officer

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In this uplifting story from New Jersey News 12, a two-year-old boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy has been made an honorary police officer at his local precinct.

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The Spotwood police department in New Jersey invited Trent Powers and his family to a special ceremony this week where they presented him with a police uniform and a miniature police car. They also assigned badge number 50 to the young boy and assured him that no other officer would be able to have that number.

Trent’s family has launched the “The Powers Promise Campaign” to help raise awareness and money for the rare genetic disease. Both the Spotwood and nearby Helmetta police departments awarded the family with checks to go towards the campaign. Find out more about this story here.

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