Officers help Borehamwood youngster fulfil his wish to become a police officer
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Officers from the Borehamwood Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) helped to make a little boy’s wish come true when they welcomed him as an honorary police officer for the day.
Local PC Callum Ellis was contacted by staff at Summerswood Primary School about a pupil called Luke, aged 7, who had been receiving treatment for a brain tumour.
Sadly, just before Christmas, the medication had stopped working and he was due to start some new treatment.
After hearing the news, staff at the school set about creating as many memories as possible for Luke and his family.
Upon returning from a dream trip to Disneyland during the recent half term, Luke got a chance to fulfil another wish - to become a police officer!
On Wednesday afternoon (22 February), Luke was made an honorary police constable and was presented with his own warrant card by Neighbourhood Team Inspector Rachael Robertson. The ceremony took place in front of his family, friends and staff at the school.
Luke was also given a tour of a police car where he was able to sound the siren and put on the lights.
PC Callum Ellis said: “We are truly honoured to have been able to make Luke’s dream come true. I cannot thank all the staff at Summerswood Primary School enough for letting us create memories like this for the family. It was a privilege to be part of such a wonderful afternoon and we are thrilled to welcome Luke to the policing family. We wish him all the best.”