Compassionate Cops??

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Just a terrific example of when law enforcement gets it right. I know not everything is perfect in my profession, but I enjoy talking about these stories.

 

NJ cops help teen with muscular dystrophy fulfill cop dreams

The move came as a surprise for the teen, who was told only to expect a welcome home party

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By PoliceOne Staff

WANAQUE, N.J. — A 19-year-old battling with muscular dystrophy achieved his dream of becoming a police officer Wednesday with the help of the Wanaque Police Department.

NJ.com reports Aaron Risher was sworn in after a month-long stay at a New York City children’s hospital.

The move came as a surprise for Risher, who was told only to expect a welcome home party.

Wanaque Police Captain Kenneth Fackina was told about Risher by his medical staff, and he’s made regular visits to the teen for months prior to Wednesday’s event, ABC 7 reported.

Wanaque police provided him with a badge, uniform, business cards, and a name plate, according to the report

5 thoughts on “Compassionate Cops??

    C. L. Swinney responded:
    July 6, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Your son should have filed a complaint. No one should be treated as you say he said he was. It could have helped get these kind of cops off the street.

    Chicago….still a troubled police department and I have no doubt what you saw happen to your uncle happened. But, as stated previously an throughout this blog, my hope is to focus on the positive law enforcement does to show cops they don’t have to be like that.

    This discussion is great, but nothing positive about this particular post-cops doing an amazing thing for a child-has come from you. I think actually you don’t believe the story to be true. In any case, I’ve listened and read your complaints about Chicago PD and your son, and I’ve offered a way for him to report it and file a complaint. Not sure what else I can do for you.

    Good day,

    Chris

    lwk2431 said:
    July 6, 2014 at 8:37 am

    “If cops did what you said they did to your son, and apparently for no reason as you are implying, they should be disciplined and possibly arrested.”

    My son is a pretty good Marine and I trust what he says to be factually correct. But the bottom line is that if he had done anything illegal they could have stuck on him they would have arrested him. They didn’t. They stole his money and dumped him in the sticks under a highway overpass after beating him up and breaking his glasses.

    But there was a lot of them and no witnesses to back him up. And we know the cops will testify to back each either up.

    “Gotta wonder what your motive is here?”

    I have been trying to get a good view of cops for nearly half a century and was doing a decent job of it until recently and this happened to my son. But I also have the image from my childhood of Chicago cops coming into my uncle’s business on a regular basis for a “donation” to guarantee someone would show up promptly if the alarm went off.

    C. L. Swinney responded:
    July 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Gotta wonder what your motive is here? If cops did what you said they did to your son, and apparently for no reason as you are implying, they should be disciplined and possibly arrested. No room for it.

    Chicago cops aren’t all bad either.

    Years of mistrust and crappy situations have made people hate cops. Some of it warranted. But the point of this blog is to point out when they do something good.

    Have a great day!

    Chris

    lwk2431 said:
    July 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    “Compassionate Cops??”

    Sometimes. Some are good and actually do their job. And some are criminals in uniform. Like the ones in Newport Beach, California who beat up my son, a U.S. Marine, and stole $80 from him, and dumped under a bridge about 25 miles out of town. Broke his glasses.

    Used to live in Chicago. Cops there are assumed to be armed and uniformed criminals unless proven otherwise.

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