7-Year-Old Boy is Named Police Chief For a Day, Arrests His Dad

A seven-year-old Detroit boy was named police 'Chief for the Day."

A Detroit Police lieutenant's seven-year-old son was made “Chief for the Day” after he donated all his Christmas money to the department's K-9 unit.

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Carter Widmer was flown by helicopter into police headquarters on Wednesday morning and was given the special title by the actual chief of police, James Craig.

After he was named police chief, Carter slapped some handcuffs on his dad, Lieutenant John Widmer, the Associated Press reported.


The boy’s mother, Kelly, told The Detroit News: "Carter was hoping for a German shepherd for Christmas, but when that didn't work out, he donated his Christmas money to the department's K-9 unit. That's when the Chief appointed him as Chief for a Day."

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He reportedly donated $250.

The police department shared photographs of him at work. During his eight-hour shift, he got to spend time with a police dog.


Carter says he wants to follow in his dad’s footsteps and become a cop.


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