Help boy become honorary APD officer, catch 'Sunday Morning Bandit'

Updated: 07/18/2014 8:42 AM | Created: 07/18/2014 8:38 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A 10-year-old boy is being sworn in as Albuquerque's newest police officer.
In partnership with Make-A-Wish New Mexico, the department Friday will grant Andrew Martines's dream of becoming a SWAT officer.
Martines  will receive his uniform, ID badge and be sworn in by Chief Gorden Eden. Then he will be briefed on the fictional "Sunday Morning Bandit" that has been terrorizing Albuquerque.
On Sunday morning, Martines will get a call that the department needs his help, and he will be picked up for a helicopter ride and motorcade -- complete with a doughnut stop --  before he captures the bandit with the help of a police dog.
After saving the city, Martines will be awarded the title of police chief and honored by Eden.

Those who want to participate in granting this wish are asked to come to Taylor Park at Indian School and Pennsylvania at 9 a.m. on July 20.

Make-A-Wish New Mexico grants wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions.

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