Several members of the Danville Police Department (a contract city of the Office of the Sheriff), volunteers and residents helped make a very special day for young Wyatt Watson.
The five year old has been diagnosed with Ataxia-telangiectasia, a degenerative disorder. A resident in Wyatt’s neighborhood let the police department know of how big a fan of the police Wyatt is and asked if a police officer could stop by.
Danville Police mobilized and provided a “Cop for a Day” experience for Wyatt, which included getting his own uniform, being sworn in by Chief Steve Simpkins, meeting Police K-9 Rony, and getting to be a traffic cop, a motor cop and even a CSI.
“Giving Wyatt the chance to be a Danville Police Officer for the day was just as rewarding for us as we believe it was for him,” said Chief Steve Simpkins. “The smile on Wyatt’s face was an inspiration and we are very proud to count him as a member of our team! This was a once in a lifetime experience for the Danville Police Department and we thank Wyatt’s family for the opportunity and the Danville Rotary Club for their sponsorship of this event.”
Information and photos provided by Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff