Ronald Saladin started his new role as School Resource Officer in Bay Minette School and has the cutest first-grade partner, six-year-old, Braylon Henson.
“I noticed his classmates were out there playing and he was in here by himself. I let him come walk with me because he felt left out,” said Officer Saladin.
Officer Saladin and his partner are one close knit unit.
“Hey! I’ll be back,” the first-grader told one classroom on a foot patrol with Officer Saladin on Friday.
“You know what you’re getting right? A ticket,” he told one teacher after he found a pencil on her floor.
SRO Saladin has even bought Braylon his own uniform.“He would take my stuff but he wanted his own little uniform.”
The six-year-old has been diagnosed with Ectodernal Dysplasia as a baby, that is he was born without sweat glands and so cannot play outside when the temperature is above 74-degrees out.
“He felt left out, and I didn’t want him to feel left out. His mom was afraid he was going to get picked on and bullied when he came to school.”
Officer Saladin and Braylon spend hours every day patrolling the hallways while the other kids play outside.
His school teachers say they’ve noticed a new confidence in Braylon and that his grades have gone up.
“It’s definitely a blessing, like it was meant to be,” said Officer Saladin.
Braylon wants to continue his role and is aiming to be a police officer when he grows up.
God bless SRO Saladin for his effort to help little Braylon.