There was a special guest motoring the halls at the Bellevue Police Department this afternoon as Police Chief Mark Elbert swore in six year old Leevi Johnson as an honorary Police Officer in front of his family and friends. Leevi was born with a long list of medical challenges, including three holes in his heart and loss of hearing in one ear. Despite the difficult beginning to his life, Leevi has maintained a positive attitude and desires to become a police officer when he grows up. Prior to the swearing in ceremony, Leevi even toured the Police Department while riding his custom motorcycle (with training wheels) that he brought with him to his swearing in ceremony
The Bellevue Police Department recently participated in a social media campaign requesting police patches for Leevi from all over the world. After his swearing in ceremony, the Bellevue Police Department presented Leevi with a large number of police patches from almost all 50 states and a few foreign countries that were sent to the Department on his behalf. Leevi enjoyed opening them all in the Police Department's Administrative Conference Room.
Congratulations and Best Wishes Leevi as well as a special thank you to Roger Cox, Andy Jashinske, Chief Elbert and the Bellevue Police Department for setting up this memorable event for the Johnson family!