The Weaver Police Department helped a 7-year-old boy’s dream come true by making him a police officer for a day. Brian “BJ” Stepheny of Weaver has been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare eye disease that has no cure and eventually leads to blindness.
BJ has always wanted to be a police officer, so, the Weaver Police Department gave him his own uniform, and was sworn in as a junior police officer by Chief of Police, Wayne Bush. BJ then went on to tour the facility as well as meet K-9 officer Demon. Police Officers then took BJ for a ride in the patrol car, made orchestrated traffic stops and worked on a theft case.
Weaver Police say they hope this is a memory BJ will remember forever.