Police officers in Brighton, Colorado swore in 12 year old Jose Rubio Pavon during a ceremony in his hospice room. Officers Anna Marie Cuney, Levy Slagle and Cpl. Monce Portillo presented with a a police uniform shirt and a junior officer badge and a certificate officially recognizing him as a member of the Brighton Police Department.
Jose with an inoperable brain tumor who was sworn in as Brighton’s youngest police officer died Friday. In May, Jose was swore in during a ceremony in his hospice room. Jose had always wanted to be a police officer.
A police and fire procession will travel to the funeral where they will conduct an honorary ceremony for Jose as part of the proceedings. Some officers had to take a few days off to recover from what was described as “a rough couple days.”
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