Sick young girl’s birthday dreams come true
Police in Queensland’s Lockyer region have made a sick girl’s dreams come true by recruiting her as their youngest officer.
As Savannah Burns celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, officers in Gatton brought the excited young girl along for an adventure-filled day of policing.
The seven-year-old hit the streets with her fellow officers, saying hello to locals, sounding the lights and sirens in an official police car, conducting an RBT and even sitting in the cockpit of the police helicopter, Polair.
“It’s an absolute miracle to see her so happy,” Savannah’s mum, Johanne, told 9News.
Savannah has terminal cancer but the Queensland Police Service and Make-A-Wish Australia teamed up to take her mind off her illness.
She also rode with the police service’s mounted unit and met firefighters and ambulance officers.
Make-a-Wish has been trying to make Savannah’s dream of becoming a police officer come true for more than a year but the plans have been on hold due to COVID-19.
The organisation still has another 800 on its list of children to delight.
“Seeing her smile is just absolutely wonderful but it is a very bittersweet day,” police officer Kimberly Allen said.
“I’m glad we could make her wish come true.”