BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - An ArkLaTex non-profit organization is making one boy's dream a reality by allowing him to become an honorary police officer on Tuesday morning.
Josh Banes is a 10-year-old living with muscular dystrophy that loves everything about police officers and firemen, especially police K-9s.
He is extremely excited to be an honorary police officer.
"That's what I've been wanting to do whenever I grow up," said Josh.
Bossier City's Pay It Forward Network will help grant his wish. Josh is a junior member of the Bossier City Police's K-9 unit.
"These are the types of wishes that money cannot buy, it is truly only possible through the power of networking," said PIFN Founder Kassi Robinson. "I am very thankful that Mark Natale and the BCPD/BCFD have come together to help give Josh a special day."
Josh's sister Anna recently had a wish of hers granted as well.
Josh's mother Tina says the feeling of seeing his wish come true s priceless.
"It's special to see him smile; to see him be happy and enjoy it. It's something that money can't buy," said Tina Banes.
Robinson says Pay It Foward relies on networking and the kindness from people in the community.
"No matter what your background is, no matter how little or how much you have, everyone can be a part in making these children feel special," said Robinson.
Pay It Forward will have its Walk, Run & Roll 5K/Fun Run coming up October 14 at the Louisiana Boardwalk. For more information and to register for the event, click here.