North Carolina Police Department Names 9-Year-Old Boy With Brain Tumor Honorary Member
Meet 9-year-old Khamari Campbell, the newest member of the Garner Police Department in North Carolina.
Campbell was diagnosed with a brain tumor last September and has always dreamed of being a police officer. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, his dream was able to become a reality.
“So he took a special oath that was designed for him in terms of being an honorary police officer,” Chief Brandon Zuidema told ABC News in a video. “He also recited the Oath of Honor, that we all recite when we do any type of ceremony that reminds all of us of the critical role that we play in the profession of policing.”
The video of Campbell being sworn in has gone viral on Facebook with over 25,000 shares. Many social media users commended the North Carolina Police Department for their kind gesture of making Campbell an honorary member.
“This is the kind of news I love to see, people coming together for this beautiful young man. We need more stories like this on the news. There’s too much negativity and not enough love and caring for others,” one user wrote.
“What a wonderful thing for the NC police department to do for this special young man. Thank you,” another user shared.
Being a police officer is something Khamari Campbell has held interest in for a while. According to North Carolina television station WRAL, Campbell has been a member “of the Police Athletic and Activities league since the third grade.”