MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A young boy whose life was saved after a school physical found what could have been a deadly heart problem is now an honorary police officer.
Memphis Police surprised 8-year-old Shaheem Young with the honor at Egypt Elementary Thursday morning. He even got his own uniform and an honorary badge.
We first told you about Shaheem a few weeks ago. After a school physical detected an irregular heart beat, it was discovered his aortic valve was twisted and needed surgery.
So why does Shaheem want to be a police officer?
“Because I want to help people. And some people don’t got really nothing to do, and sometimes they make bad decisions because they don’t like their life. So I want to help them,” he said.
The surprise didn’t stop with the badge and uniform. Officers also gave Shaheem a ride to the police station in a patrol car, where he attended a command staff meeting.