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Man With Down Syndrome Sworn In as Honorary Police Officer, Days Before His Birthday


The ultimate birthday wish has come true for a Kentucky man with Down syndrome after he was sworn in as an honorary police officer just before he turned 23.

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Brennan Wheatley has wanted to be a cop since he was a kid.

And just days before his birthday, his dreams became reality when he was named a Campbellsville police officer in a ceremony attended by friends and family.

"Officer Wheatley is ready to go," Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson announced after the swearing in ceremony, WLEX18 reported.

He was presented with a badge and uniform before being dispatched to duty right away.

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His partner for the day, Officer Andy Warren, joined him as they patrolled the streets in a squad car, where Wheatley kept the streets safe by making a traffic stop.

He even cuffed a perpetrator before loading him into the backseat of the patrol car.

Warren told WLEX18: "He reminds us every day of what it's like to help people."

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