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14-year-old Jet dreams of catching bad guys for a living - he wants to join the police force when he's grown up because he doesn't like seeing people do the wrong thing!

His mum, Rachel, says he's been interested in the police from a young age so it was no surprise Jet asked to join the South Australia Police Force for his Starlight Wish.

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He has always liked the idea of catching criminals and locking them away, and asked for a pair of hand cuffs when he was really little!
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Rachel, Jet's Mum

"As he's got older, this interest in the men and women in blue has grown and he often gets very excited at just the presence of police. He can also spot an unmarked police car like no one I know!" 

Jet has a rare genetic disorder and has spent a lot of time at the Women & Children's Hospital in Adelaide.

His Starlight Wish, granted in May, gave him the chance to forget about his medical challenges and feel special for a day.

Jet was gifted his own police uniform and kicked off the jam-packed day of policing with the morning cadet parade, operational safety training, driver training, before heading to the Water Operations Unit.

He spent time training the police sniffer dogs and horses and loved taking in the vintage and modern police cars and bikes at the Police Vehicle Museum.

He was put through his paces from the get-go and was even forced to leap into action to catch his dad, Ray, speeding!

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It was awesome! I loved pulling my dad over in the police car and hand-cuffing him!
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Jet

Jet's quick-thinking earnt him a promotion to Acting SA Police Commissioner after just one day on the job! His first official duty - a phone call to the SA Minister for Police, Corey Wingard, who asked Jet to keep South Australia safe.

"Jet was treated with dignity and respect; everyone was so lovely to him," Rachel said.

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It was a day where he did not feel different or disabled and he was able to participate in activities related to his extreme area of interest.
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Rachel, Jet's Mum

"He did not wipe the smile off his face for days after," she said. "He not only loved the day, but now he loves to relive the day through the stories, photos and videos that were captured." 

Jet's Starlight Wish was a day the good cop will never forget!

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