Five-year-old Morgan Steward's dream of becoming a police officer is finally a reality.
On Monday, members of the Covington Police Department in Georgia swore the young boy in as an honorary officer, Yahoo Shine reports. Steward even took an official oath -- with one, notable addendum.
"I will remember to obey my mom," he promised, "and keep my grades up."
Steward has a genetic disorder called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type II, according to Yahoo Shine. His condition requires him to use a wheelchair, but he's never let that slow him down.
"He always said, ‘Mom, I want to be a police officer, I want to stop the bad guys,'" Tangi Forman, Steward's mother, told Fox 5 News.
The five-year-old first met Covington police officers in October at an event for The Miracle League, a charity that gives people with mental or physical disabilities an opportunity to play baseball. The CPD had donated $10,000 to help build a new playground for children with disabilities, according to the Covington News.
Steward spent two hours talking with officers and even got to ride in their squad car.
"It was the highlight of my career," Stacey Cotton, CPD Chief Of Police, told Fox 5 News.
Then, a few weeks later, one of the officers came across a photo on Facebook that Steward's aunt, Alicia Steward, posted. In it, her nephew held a sign that read, "My name is Morgan Steward. I am SMA Type 2. My wish is to be a police officer."
The officer reached out to Steward and asked him to lead Monday's annual Covington Christmas Parade as an honorary police officer.
On Monday, Steward proudly took the oath and received a uniform. The mayor of Covington also presented him with the key to the city.
And this Saturday, Steward will get to wear his new uniform while performing his first official police act, according to WSB-TV.
"Thank you," Steward said to officers, according to WSB, "for making my dream come true."
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