It's been a lifelong dream for 10 year old JP Honsinger to be a police officer.
Today that dream was made reality. JP was sworn in as an honorary Troy Police Officer.
Donning his badge and uniform, he was ready to protect the streets of Troy.
"JP and the family have been through a rough road to do something like this put a smile on their face it was nice." Troy Police Department's Patrolman, Kyle Jones, said.
A special day for a special young boy fighting another personal battle of his own.
JP was diagnosed with Neiman Pic disease, a rare degenerative illness, but today wasn't about that.
By JP's side was Patrolman Kyle Jones. Jones is one of JP's role models. He helped make This day possible.
JP got to unleash his K9 companion to catch one of the bad guys.
He is so good at his job already. JP was able to soothe K9 Elza then and lead her back to the patrol car.
The Troy Police Station is extremely happy they can distract JP from his illness.
" It's something that's been in his mind for years and I'm trying to give him every experience I can right now."
WARMUP ON THE WAY
It was a beautiful holiday weekend with slightly cooler temepratures on Easter Sunday. A cold night ahead with a Frost Advisory in effect for much of the area 12-8am Monday. Temps range from the low/mid 30s in the suburbs to 40 in the city.
Despite a chilly start Monday it will warm well into the 60s, close to 70 in the city under sunny skies. Even warmer Tuesday out ahead of our next cold front.
That front will bring some rain late day Tuesday.