A Mexico, Mo. mom Sher-re Bird recently shared her thankfulness on social media for the Audrain County Sheriff Department and their acceptance of her son, Eric Carson, as an official Junior Deputy.
Audrain County Sheriff Stuart Miller said one his deputies, Sergeant Ed Williams, pinned a Junior Deputy badge on Carson.
Meanwhile, Carson gave Williams a “Certificate of Appreciation” for being his “role model.”
In her Facebook post, Bird said Carson looks up to law enforcement officers and has taken to Seargeant Williams.
“Now there is no legality to this as in he can not legally act as an officer, but it gives him a large sense of hope for his future,” Bird said. “My son has dreamed of working in law enforcement since he was old enough to talk, and with this, he can dream bigger now knowing that anything is possible. He will grow up and look back on this day as one of the best days of his life, all due to the support of a local LEO, his local hero.”
Bird said she hopes area parents, grandparents, family members, and loved ones can “see the amount of love and respect these men and women who go to work daily risking their lives to save others have for the citizens in their communities.”
She said examples like this teach the youth that cops aren’t bad guys.
“They serve and protect all of us daily,” she added.
“Please support your local officers. You never know when you may need one of them to help you in one way or another. Eddie Williams, you have made my son’s dreams come true and are help him believe he can achieve anything. Thank you!”