x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Special needs boy becomes Abu Dhabi policeman for a day

A special needs boy was given the honourary rank of captain when Abu Dhabi Police made his dream of being an officer come true.

The dream of a 14-year-old boy with special needs of becoming a police officer for a day has come true.

Abu Dhabi Police officials offered him a captain's uniform and walked him through some of the daily duties involved in the service.

Lt Col Saeed Hussein Al Khaja, deputy head of the security media department at the Ministry of Interior, received Hamad Ahmed Al Qashouri in his office and adorned the boy's police uniform with a symbolic captain's rank, then offered him an iPad and a memorial shield for "joining" the force.

"Capt" Hamad toured ministry offices, and took a ride around Abu Dhabi in a traffic police car and helped to issue a fine against a motorist who was not wearing a seat belt.

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