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Cops and Robbers and Firemen, Oh my!

  • Alan walks the halls with the officers.

  • Alan's family watches Alan take the oath.

  • The firefighters help Alan get ready to fight fires.

  • A group of firefighters in front of their truck.

  • Alan is given a chance to spray the hose at a real fire!

  • Alan, his family and the group.

  • A personalized name tag completes his uniform.

  • Alan takes the oath from the Police Chief.

  • The group makes a special stop into Target.

  • Thumbs up!

  • These traffic cops mean business.

“ Come on, let’s go, partner! ”


- Wish Child Alan to his police officer partner

Only one week after completing three years of vigorous treatment, Alan got his wish to be both a police officer and a fireman.

Needless to say, it was a day of celebration….and crime!

With double the training, the two forces predicted Alan would go into arson investigation “when he grows up.” 

Like a joint title, the fire and police departments came together to create a siren-filled adventure. The cops-and-robbers caper attracted tons of this press for the junior officer who ultimately found the “bad guy” and saved the day!

Read about it in detail as reported in the Long-Beach Press Telegram.

Other news clippings about Alan's wish:
I’m so proud of him. He’s thinking about helping other people, about how to be a good man. ”

— Wish Grandfather

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