GRANITE FALLS, NC (April 5, 2017)…The Granite Falls Police Department swore in a new police officer on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. This new officer’s name is Cody Roark. He was given the awesome honor of being a police officer for one day. He has down syndrome, autism, congenital heart disease and severe scoliosis. He is currently in heart failure renal failure and see’s cardiology monthly as he is symptomatic. Cody has a bucket list and being a cop for a day is one of the items on his list. It can now be crossed off! Cody’s mom says he has been telling them about fifteen times a day that he is a cop. Cody’s parents cannot thank the Granite Falls Police Department enough for their compassion and willingness to give Cody such an honor. “The Granite Falls Police Department is amazing!” stated Cody’s mom and “Cody had a blast!!!”
As you will see in the photos below, Cody makes an arrest too (a mock arrest)…
“Cody is my heart first and foremost. He is a beautiful wonderful little boy with more medical problems than anyone ever should have to face. We fight every day to make sure he has the best life possible. We don’t know how long we will have him. Thank you to the Granite Falls Police Department for making one of his dreams come true!” Starr Bowers (Cody’s Mom)
Check out the Facebook post by the Granite Falls Police Department:
Granite Falls police grant ‘Cop for a Day’ wish to terminally ill boy (WBTV):
All photos were provided. Click on the first photo of Cody to launch a photo viewer.