Pint-sized police officer sworn in to Springfield department

Seven-year-old Tayt Steen has been named an honorary officer for the Springfield Police Department.

Posted: Mar. 12, 2019 5:54 PM
Updated: Mar. 12, 2019 5:56 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- There's a new pint-sized police officer on the Springfield police force.

Seven-year-old Tayt Steen was sworn in as an honorary officer Thursday at the Springfield Justice Court.

The Boys and Girls Club and the Eugene Emeralds Baseball Club nominated him to be a part of the department after he showed how much he wants to help people and keep them safe.

They said his energy and compassion align phenomenally with the values of their department.

"I want to help people and save people. And, I want to help them have a good life," Steen said.

The 7-year-old told KEZI 9 News he's wanted to be a police officer for ten years.

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