“I wanted to be a cop since I was really little” and his lifelong dream are granted by the kindness of a group of police officers. 10 year old Dakin Lovelace from Texas became the newest junior officer of the Fort Worth Police Department and he is thoroughly enjoying his long awaited dream fulfillment!
Dakin Lovelace has a rare genetic disorder called SMARD (Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress) which left him in wheel chair for years. This incurable genetic disease affects the muscle control, breathing and causes muscle deformity. According to the National Institute of Health, children with such decease die before their first birthday!
Dakin was an exceptional survivor of SMARD and his bravery was rightly recognized by a group of police officers and by his family! Dakin and his parents traveled three hours from Houston to attend this heartwarming event which was arranged to honor him.
During the proclamation ceremony by Fort Worth Police Assistant Chief Ed Kraus read, “Dakin has shown true courage, strength and heart beyond his years and has demonstrated that he is a true hero”! He who was bound in wheelchair becomes a cop for a day and his overwhelming response is worth watching!