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Young Make-A-Wish recipient sworn in as San Diego Police officer

Posted at 9:17 PM, May 22, 2019

One young man was named the newest recruit of the San Diego, California Police Department on Wednesday.

SDPD's newest officer, five-year-old Liam, was sworn in by Chief David Nisleit as part of a ceremony hosted by the department and Make-A-Wish San Diego.

Liam, who was born with a congenital heart defect, began his first day on the beat soon after his ceremony.

He and his partner received a call to help capture a bank robber. Bank of America also partnered with Make-A-Wish to offer up a location for a bank robbery and arrest scene, where the two cops took in the suspect.

Liam and his partner then returned to police headquarters to interview the suspect.

The Make-A-Wish event was held just one day before the department celebrates its 130th anniversary.