State police help celebrate boy's 3rd birthday

Updated: 03/19/2014 11:44 AM | Created: 03/18/2014 10:27 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

They tell you early on to set goals in life.

Meet little Xavier. He's already set his goals and wants to be a police officer when he grows up.

So for his third birthday on Tuesday, the New Mexico Corrections Department decided to organize a celebration for Xavier with state police.

NMSP paid Xavier and his mother, April Aranda, a visit at a recovery center in the South Valley.

According to April, things haven't been easy. "No, they haven't.  They really haven't been easy for me and to be able to be here and have my child with me is a blessing," April said.

The even bigger blessing, April says, is that her son already knows who are the right people to look up to, despite her own run-ins with the law.

"If I could just keep him to keep on be focused on that, you know he'll have a good life and we won't ever have to go down the road that I went down," April said.

Although Xavier is rather shy about putting his goals into words, he has goals nonetheless.

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