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4-year-old boy joins Unified police as honorary officer

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 4-year-old little boy from Taylorsville had the best birthday of his life so far.

Titus Ortiz is now an honorary Unified Police Officer. It all started around Christmas time when Titus, dressed as a police officer, went with his mom to the Taylorsville precinct to thank the police officers for their service.

Since then Titus and his mom visit his police officer friends all the time just because he likes to hang out with his heroes.

On his 4th birthday, members of the Unified Police Department surprised him at preschool to take him through the police academy and make him an honorary police officer.

“Titus wants to be a police officer from the age of three. He’s now 4. And we feel like, you know if we can show him what it is about and then be good role models for him and mentor him, who knows, maybe in 17 years he may be here working for us,” said Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera.

Right now, Titus wants to be an undercover police officer, but he still has a few years of course before he can be put to work on the force.

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