Suffering from an aggressive form of muscular dystrophy, Aaron’s dream of becoming a Police Officer was cut short. Nevertheless, Wanaque Police Capt. Kenneth Fackina regularly worked with the teen to teach him about law enforcement. His hard work paid off — Aaron recently earned an honorary spot on the force.
When Capt. Fackina contacted law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey to tell them about Aaron’s accomplishment, Manchester responded by sending a small contingent of Officers to visit.
“We showed him what the law enforcement family is all about,” said Patrolman Rickvalsky. “It was good to see him smiling.”
“It was a great opportunity for our Officers to bring a little bit of happiness to Aaron,” said Capt. Lisa Parker. “The Officers came back from visiting Aaron utterly amazed by his determination and optimism.”