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Troopers inspire young boy, future SWAT officer, with ride along for his birthday

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A little boy in West Valley City got a very special birthday gift when two troopers showed up at his house and offered him a ride in their patrol car. 

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. David Moreno said he got a message from a friend who knew a boy who wants to be a cop, or member of the SWAT team when he grows up and she hoped they could meet the adorable 6-year-old for his birthday. 

Moreno said he and another trooper, John Dormer, decided to show up at his house, meet little Manuel, who is new to Utah, and give him a ride. 

Driving up close to the front door of the boy’s house, they called out to Manuel via loudspeaker. The little boy was thrilled to see the troopers and was elated to be invited for a ride. 

Adorned in his own SWAT uniform, Manuel jumped into the back seat, and off they went around the neighborhood, exactly what he had wished for his birthday. 

The boys family captured the heartfelt moment on video. 

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