SRO gives boy with bone disease own police uniform

A Missouri school resource officer’s gift made a young boy’s dream come true

Feb 6, 2018  *  By PoliceOne Staff

BELTON, Mo. — A Missouri school resource officer’s gift made a young boy’s dream come true.

WDAF-TV reports that Officer Rachel Pruitt surprised 7-year-old Jackie McCubbins with his own police uniform recently. The young boy has always had a love for law enforcement and sees Pruitt as a role model.

The boy’s mother, Lona, said her son was filled with “giggles and laughter” after he received the uniform. Lona said Jackie has ADHD and also has a degenerative bone condition that weakens his legs, ankles and feet.

“That makes me feel really good that a Belton police officer went beyond and above her call of duty to not only interact with my son here at school, but she went above and beyond and got him a uniform, and he’s in love with it,” McCubbins said.

Pruitt said she didn’t expect to be recognized for her actions and that it’s rewarding for her to connect with students like Jackie.

“I feel like building relationships with these kids and figuring out their needs and being more of a positive influence, as opposed to them seeing us out and about and having to be a negative experience, is really great. I love it," Pruitt said.

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