Boy befriends police officer

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (WCIA) — A 3-year-old boy got to be a University of Illinois police officer for a day. 

A video from his father captures the moment Clayton Martins got to wear his very own “badge”. Martin’s badge may have only been a sticker, but it made his day. 

McCubbins says he was at a gas station when he saw Officer Hoskins. He asked him to take a photo with his son. McCubbins says he’s happy to help his son learn police officers are your friend.

“I just think that our law enforcement – they’re looked at as bad guys and I just thought that it was a good opportunity for him to meet a hero. They need to be recognized for what they are sometimes,” said McCubbins. 

Clayton wants to be a policeman too someday. His dad says, he calls them “superheroes”.

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