‘It absolutely made his day’: WPD officers give Wichita boy with rare disease official cop uniform

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A Wichita teen got quite the surprise from some real-life heroes on Wednesday. 

Marky “The Rock” Jaquez, 18, of Wichita suffers from a rare disease. It’s called epidermolysis bullosa and it’s a disease that causes the skin to be extremely fragile. 

His mother, Melissa Jaquez, said Marky’s dream is to become a police officer. Thanks to a pair of WPD officers and Police Chief Gordon Ramsay, Marky became just that on Wednesday. 

Officers Blake McElwain and Seth Arpin surprised Marky at his Wichita home on Wednesday. They brought the boy his very own WPD uniform and a certificate for Police Officer of the Month signed by WPD Police Chief Gordon Ramsay. 

They also gave him police patches and coins from law enforcement officers across the country and a blanket made by the mother of a WPD officer. 

“It absolutely made his day!” said Melissa. “It fulfilled a dream for both of us because I got to see him fulfill his dream (of being an officer) for one day.”

Melissa said officers McElwain and Arpin met Marky during a Halloween event this year when he dressed up as a police officer. Marky clearly made an impression on them. 

You can learn more about Marky’s story and watch a documentary about his fight, here

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