Skip to comments.Everett boy's wish to be a cop granted
Posted on 09/26/2012 4:14:00 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
Officer Gage Hancock-Stevens was on duty. A break-in was reported at a Microsoft Global Security office in Bellevue.
Gage is just 13.
Saturday's break-in was staged.
It was all part of a two-day wish come true for an Everett boy sworn in Sunday as an honorary officer with the Bellevue Police Department.
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Before turning 3, Gage was diagnosed with an optic glioma brain tumor, affecting his optic nerves. It stole his sight. Legally blind, Gage has very slight vision in his left eye and none in his right.
Gage was featured in this column( http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110612/NEWS01/706129929 ) in 2011 when he was treated with cutting-edge proton therapy at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Hammer said Tuesday that her son's tumor is stable. He is now getting no treatment for it.
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I wasn't sure if we had to excerpt the Everett Herald.
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This kind of thing is excellent.I worked for 20 years in a large hospital that didn’t have a pediatric department (because a huge pediatric hospital sat right next door).As tough as working with sick adults was I couldn’t have handled seeing sick kids.People who treat sick kids or help make them smile have a special place in Heaven IMO.
Heartwarming is right, thanks for posting.
I would agree.
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Did he want to shoot someone’s dog?
You are thinking of the FEDS....FEDS shoot dogs...the police like animals.
I think it’s a pretty widespread cop tactic in these past few years, local, county, state and federal police are shooting people’s dogs for no good reason. Sometimes when they serve warrants at the wrong house, sometimes even when they are chasing a suspect through someone else’s yard and encounter a dog in its own back yard.
I must have missed that training.
Do you really want to be pinged to all the “cop shoots dog for no reason” stories? Because there are a lot of them, dozens of them that I have seen.
Just because there are incidents of cops shooting dogs doesn’t mean it is a “tactic” which is what you typed.
I know a cop who LOVES dogs...actually has too many if you ask me...he shot a dog. It wasn’t a tactic, it was a response to a marauding dog trying to bite people.
If you don’t like cops or authority figures or ticket writers, or whatever, that’s anyone’s right.
But don’t say that cops have a “tactic” of shooting dogs.
It’s not true. You won’t find a single police officer who has been trained to shoot dogs for any reason other than it was a perceived threat.