Texas police officer helps make autistic teen’s dream come true

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A Garland police officer is using his time off as an opportunity to give back this Christmas by granting a teenager his ultimate wish, CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports. Carlos Saldivar and Officer Craig Dockter have lost touch since their days at Bradfield Elementary. But they’ve reunited this Christmas weekend for Saldivar’s nephew, 15-year-old Johnny Morin. Saldivar: “What do you wanna be when you grow up?” Morin: “A police officer.” The 15-year-old is on the autism spectrum, and he loves the police. Saldivar and Dockter had been talking for months about making Morin’s dream of being an officer come true. On Saturday and Sunday, it finally happened. “He ran past his uncle, his mom, everybody and ran to me and called me by my name,” said Officer Dockter. “I’ve never met him.” Morin got to wear the badge and blare the sirens. “He knows what he’s doing!” said Officer Dockter. The 15-year-old even got the chance to ride in the patrol unit. It was the ultimate Christmas gift for a young man who loves those who serve and protect. “It’s very impactful to me. To just see how happy he is. To step back and see how one little moment in time brings to this young man, it’s just amazing,” said Officer Dockter. The family said they wanted their story told as a way to say thank you to the officer for what he did. Morin turns 16 next week, so this is also part of his birthday surprise. Israel PM says Guatemala embassy move ‘just the start’   by Taboola Promoted Links MORE FOR YOU Former Marine’s Double Life Is Revealed And Leaves Her Family In Despair PresidentMommy That’s Why The Amish Allow Their Teenagers To Share A Bed While Dating IcePop These 99 Retirement Tips May Surprise You Fisher Investments Guide Packers Decision With Aaron Rodgers Couldn’t Be More Clear 12up on MSN Papa John’s founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments Associated Press on MSN Ben Roethlisberger calls out coaching after loss to Patriots Sportsnaut on MSN The Richest American Idol Contestants Definition Look Who’s Going Bankrupt Next In America Stansberry Research Don’t Do It Yourself – Hire a Dallas Handyman for Your Home Projects HomeAdvisor The NFL contradicted itself while explaining the overturned Steelers touchdown catch For The Win on MSN Flight Attendant Falls Out of Airliner TravelPulse on MSN A couple resolved to lose weight in 2016 — and have lost more than 700 pounds since INSIDER on MSN 5 Symptoms of Heart Attack WebMD A Look Back: Abandoned Painkiller Makes a Comeback MedPage Toay Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles After Qualifying Purchases Citi® / AAdvantage® card Ashley Graham Takes Aim at Victoria’s Secret for Lack of Body Diversity in Their Fashion Show People on MSN Jamie Dimon says tax cut will cause companies to buy back their own stock and that’s not a ‘bad thing’ CNBC on MSN Here’s the stunning, $75,000 dress Meghan Markle wore in her official engagement photos INSIDER on MSN Cable TV’s “Ticking Time Bomb” Is About to Explode The Motley Fool Can You Guess All These Cartoons From The ’60s And ’70s? Topix Bet You Don’t Know These 7th Grade Vocabulary Words Topix PREVIOUS NEXT Go to MSN Home Go to MSN News PROMOTED LINKS Sponsored Are You Pre-Qualified To Apply For The Holiday Season? Citi Bitcoin is Dead – This Will Make Investors Rich in… Bonner and Partners Subscription 4 Symptoms Of Heart Disease WebMD This Amazon upgrade is even better than Prime Honey App by Taboola MORE FROM MSN U.S. Readies North Korea Pre-Emptive ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike: Report International Business Times on MSN The House will be forced to revote on the massive tax bill because of provisions that break Senate rules Business Insider on MSN Sears just dealt a huge blow to its stores Business Insider on MSN Father Raising Newborn Taken From Slain Girlfriend’s Womb Speaks Out: ‘Now I’m Mom and Dad’ People on MSN   by Taboola Sponsored Links YOU MAY LIKE Kimora Lee Simmons Is No Longer A Model, Or Even Close Greeningz Ridiculous Photos Taken By Employees That Are Hilarious NinjaJournalist Here Is The Real Reason Dogs Kick At The Ground After Pooping Life Buzz You Could Be Pre-Qualified To Apply For This Holiday Season  Citi MORE FROM CBS NEWS Delivered From Evil CBS News Whisky Island CBS News Japan’s Babe Ruth CBS News CBS News View the full site MORE FROM NEWS The Latest: Sarah Palin’s son charged with hitting father Associated Press on MSN Bill Belichick Institutes Insane Team Rule After Derek Carr Fumbled Out of the End Zone 12up on MSN Tiananmen Square death toll ‘was 10,000’ BBC News on MSN Largest California fire not expected to spread as winds subside Reuters on MSN MICROSOFT STORE OFFERS – SPONSORED Need a last-minute gift? Send a digital gift card Save up to 65% on Xbox digital games Xbox One S 500GB NOW $199 + free game Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, sale $99.95 © 2017 Microsoft Privacy Legal About our Ads Feedback Help MSN Worldwide Newsletter

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