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Young Man With Down Syndrome Is Officer For A Day

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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) A day in the life of a police officer was the dream of a young Campbellsville man with Down Syndrome. That dream came true Wednesday as he was officially sworn in by the town’s mayor.

Brannan Wheatley’s friends and family were at the swearing-in ceremony, along with the entire Campbellsville Police Department.

After getting his badge pinned on, Wheatley got to patrol the streets of Campbellsville with Officer Andy Warren.

Police in Campbellsville say that the act goes beyond just fulfilling a birthday wish. They have a bond with Wheatley.

“He reminds us every day of what it's like to help people,” said Officer Warren.

Wheatley wanted to be an officer to lend a helping hand.

Police say that Wheatley did more than just patrol, he united the community.

Wheatley was also given a proclamation by Governor Matt Bevin to honor his Officer for the Day duties

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