Hayfield boys ‘Deputies for a Day’
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Two Hayfield brothers are getting an early jump on their dreams of becoming police officers, though their dreams may be just that.
“You’re going to be my deputies for a day,” Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele told the boys after presenting them with sticker badges and patches. “I remember the first time I got my badge and how gracious I was,” Thiele said.
After the sheriff made his presentation, Jaxx Swanson, 8, and his brother, Ryker, 7, met a couple sergeants from the Steele County Sheriff’s Office. The Swansons soon slipped behind the controls of police cruisers Thursday afternoon with the help of the veteran deputies.
“Just remember my car is cooler,” Sgt. Smith told the boys. Jaxx quickly responded, “I call going with him.”
Once they got a crash course on all the gadgets available inside the squads, the Swansons hit the streets under the watchful eye of the deputies. Sgt. Smith took Jaxx while Sgt. Chad Forystek welcomed Ryker into his police cruiser.
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