Teen's dream to be a policeman, even for a day, realised

DAWN CHAN

SHAH ALAM: It was a memorable morning for Hizrie Norazzan, a teenager with cerebral palsy, when his wishes to be a policeman and to ride in a police patrol car were fulfilled today.

Gifted with a pair of cadet police uniform, which Hizrie proudly donned, the 15-year-old’s day was made even more special when he was brought around town in a patrol car driven by Shah Alam district police chief Assistant Commissioner Shafien Mamat.

Hizrie, whose interest in the force grew after watching police movies and dramas, was all smiles when Shafien and his officers arrived at his house in Section 25 at about 9am.

The teenager went on a 25km ride around Seri Muda. He also visited the Seri Muda police station where a small celebration was held.

Shafien said he did not hesitate when he heard about Hizrie’s request and decided it was a must to execute the boy’s wishes.

“Apart from our police duties, we also care for children with special needs and we felt obliged to make his dreams come true.

“Moreover, Hizrie is going to be admitted into the hospital to undergo treatment in a few days. So we hope that this will cheer him up and give him the motivation and strength to stay positive while he is in the hospital,” Shafien told the New Straits Times.

Shafien said fulfilling Hizrie’s wishes was part of the Konvoi Mesra programme to mark the 210th Police Day celebrations.

Among those present were Shah Alam district crime prevention and community safety chief Deputy Superintendent Lai Lee Peng and Seri Muda officer in charge of station Assistant Superintendent Norzamri Shamsuri.