Beloit police, Make-A-Wish, surprise officer and his son with SWAT training trip to Los Angeles

Beloit police, Make-A-Wish, surprise officer and his son with SWAT training trip to Los Angeles

The Beloit Police Department and Make-A-Wish partnered to surprise an officer’s family Thursday night.

Kolton Witte is the son of Beloit Officer Kevin Witte. After a having a brain injury at birth, Kolton has had epileptic seizures. According to Chief David Zibolski, Kolton has always told his father that he can’t retire, because he wants them to be partners on the Police Department when he is older.

Kolton Witte has always wanted to be like his dad, Kevin, a @BeloitPolice1 Officer.

Kolton had a brain injury at birth. He has epilepsy.

This is the moment he found out @MakeAWish is flying him and his dad to @LAPDHQ for a special father/son SWAT training in June. #News3Now pic.twitter.com/bwMW0p6jhn

— Adam Duxter (@News3Adam) May 23, 2019

On Thursday, Make A Wish worked with the Los Angeles Police Department to send Kolton, Kevin, and the rest of the Witte family to Los Angeles for a special SWAT training Kolton and his father will do together.

The surprise was initially the idea of Kolton’s mother, Ashley Witte.

“Even though he has to overcome so much medically and it might not be possible for him to be a police officer, I wanted him to feel like he really belongs,” Ashley Witte said. “I think they did a great job making him feel like he’ll always be a police officer.”

Kolton was also named an honorary Beloit police officer, and given a custom SWAT team suit, He and his family will take their trip June 5.

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