Irondale 7-year-old named honorary officer as a birthday present

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IRONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — A soon-to-be first grader is getting an early birthday present thanks to his grandfather and the Irondale Police Department. 

Kai Willis was named an honorary officer by the department just before his birthday. Willis, who will soon turn 7, loves police and wants to be a real police officer one day. 

“It’s something we do more often than not. It just makes us feel good and, hey, we’ll take all the support we can get,” Chief Ken Atkinson said.

Kai’s grandfather arranged the surprise with the help of the Irondale Police Department. 

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