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Ten-year-old Devarjaye (DJ) Daniel was sworn in today as an honorary METRO Police Department (MPD) officer at METRO's Administration Building in downtown Houston. DJ, who is battling terminal brain and spine cancer, is on a mission to be sworn in by 100 law enforcement agencies. He proudly accepted his official badge from METRO Chief of Police Vera Bumpers.
"We appreciate you wanting to be a part of our organization," said Chief Bumpers. "Just know we are committed to praying for you every day. With God, all things are possible."
Daniel's father, Theodis Daniel, said his son's admiration for law enforcement began during Hurricane Harvey when his family sought refuge at the George R. Brown Convention Center. During their stay, Daniel said his family experienced acts of kindness from three police officers stationed at the center.
"The officers would always hand out snacks to DJ and his siblings," said Daniel. They took him under their wings during those tough days. DJ always remembered their kindness — it's something he never forgot."
Nearly 40 MPD officers looked on as the fourth-grader was also given his very own MPD uniform and specially-made shadowbox, as well as a pin from the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Chief Bumpers also included a personal note of encouragement. The ceremony closed with the Police Officer's Prayer, led by MPD Sgt. Tommy Dean Jr.
When disaster strikes, our nation’s heroes spring into action to stabilize whole communities affected by disaster. While our brothers and sisters are standing the line, it is the mission of the National FOP DART team to provide fellowship, a good meal, cold or hot drinks, and care for our first responders’ families and homes. We provide remediation and repair services to give peace of mind to the men and women serving, knowing that the FOP has their backs. If you would like to volunteer, please complete this form and you will receive notification when the disaster team deploys. You will work long days into the night and the conditions will often be primitive without modern facilities, but there is no better feeling than serving those who are protecting and serving. No man or woman stands as tall as when they kneel to help a brother or sister in need. Join our team and help us make a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters around the nation. Submit Form here.
Brothers and Sisters,
One of the biggest items that we're trying to improve on is communication within our organization. It is highly encouraged for our members to register here at our NEW Website and download our NEW Mobile App, so that you can receive live updates through text and/or email. It only takes a few minutes and has proved to be highly informative. For those already registered, thanks and let other members know the benefits of a registering.
Stay Safe. Watch your six!
The leadership of Houston Metro Police, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 98 would like to remind our members to KEEP THEIR FIELD NOTES as mandated by the State.