A group of kids from across Waterloo region got the chance to step into a policeman’s shoes Friday as part of an initiative by the Waterloo Regional Police Service and a community group called ‘Kids Take Over â.
âI want to be a police officer because they help people,â 7-year-old Jaxon Kgamane said.
According to Const. Ashley Dietrich with WRPS, the program gives kids a unique opportunity to see what the police are doing.
The day had special meaning for Jaxon after he took action last year and saved his mother’s life.
“I got really sick and we were just the two of us home and in the middle of the night he admitted that I was sick and needed help so he called for help. help, âJaxon’s mother Amanda Grobe said.
It was almost a week later when she woke up from a coma in the ICU. He had been diagnosed with meningitis. It was then that she found out that it was her son who had made the appeal.
âI was so proud of him,â said Grobe. “He just put it all aside, no matter how he felt, and he did what he had to do.”
Jaxon received the Police Kindness Award for committing to a time of crisis.
âHe will remember it forever. A positive ending to something that was definitely a challenge,â said Grobe.