Louisiana Police Officer Makes Mentally Disabled Teen's Dream Come True

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    A Louisiana police officer has gone above and beyond the call of duty by making a mentally disabled and autistic boy's dream come true.

    Blaize Richard's life dream has been to be a police officer, said his mother, Angie Richard, so for his 18 th birthday on July 28, 2012, she coordinated a visit from one of the Jennings, La., Police Department's officers, who presented Blaize with his own police uniform. Several weeks later, Blaize also was able to visit to the department.

    After word of Blaize's dream spread within the department, Officer Mike Hill took the boy under his wing - visiting him often and even coming by the family home when Hill received a new squad car.

    "He calls Blaize his back-up," said Richard. "He just comes and checks on him. It really makes Blaize's day. I think Mike enjoys it just as much as Blaize does."

    Hill has shied away from media attention.

    "He's kind of overwhelmed," said his boss, Jennings Police Chief Todd D'Albor, who spoke with pride about Hill making Blaize feel like a part of the police department.

    "Police officers sometimes get a bad rap for the things that go wrong, but people don't generally see that they [police officers] do have compassionate hearts and they do care about making a difference, and Mike Hill exemplifies that."


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