8-year-old sworn in as honorary deputy in Florida

8 year old sworn in as honorary deputy in Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - An 8-year-old with Muscular Dystrophy has his dreams come true this week when he was sworn in as an honorary deputy.

As Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy for a Day, Zach Knight is the newest honorary member of the force. Zach’s dream is to be a cop and that dream became a reality thanks in large part to his school resource officer.

“He’s always wanted to be a police officer,” Deputy Edgardo Ariza of the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. “Told his friends he’s a cop. And that he would basically be immobile in several years. So I made a couple calls and I connected with a SWAT member and we got the ball rolling.”

Zach got to ride in a SWAT Bearcat and sit in the Sheriff’s Office Chopper.

The experience only lasted a few hours, but the memories will last much longer for Zach and those who got to share in his joy.

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