10-year-old boy with rare disorder becomes a cop for a day

Not every superhero wears a cape!"Whereas Dakin has shown true courage strength and heart beyond his years and...

Posted: Mar 15, 2018 10:58 AM
Updated: Mar 15, 2018 10:58 AM

Not every superhero wears a cape!

"Whereas Dakin has shown true courage strength and heart beyond his years and has demonstrated that he is a true hero," read Fort Worth Police Assistance Chief Kraus from the a city proclamation on Monday.

Because of that, Dakin Lovelace, from White Oak, Texas, is the newest Fort Worth junior police officer!

"I wanted to be a cop since i was really little," Dakin Lovelace said.

Dakin has an extremely rare disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress. His physical disabilities might keep him from chasing down the bad guys, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have the heart of the boys in blue.

"People see policing as one side. This is really what policing is all about: making a difference in the community. It's not about arresting people and things like that. It's about reaching out to somebody like that, you know, somebody who might not have normally had this opportunity," FWPD Sgt. Chris Britt said.

Of all the departments in Texas, he wanted to join the squad in Fort Worth.

"For us, this is a big deal, you know. This family doesn't live here. They're 3 hours away. So for them to come to us, of all departments, you know that's a big honor on our end. We all, as you can see, we're going to put on all the bells and whistles for him and make sure he has a really good day," Sgt. Britt said.

He went through all the processes a normal cop goes through so you can say he's official and he's taking no prisoners! His favorite part of the day was a chance to finally arrest his mom.

'She's a horrible driver," Dakin said.

Look out fort worth! There's a new officer in town!

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