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Make-A-Wish, police make CT teen officer for a day

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Karla Hernandez (WFSB) Karla Hernandez (WFSB)

For one Connecticut teen, wishes do come true.

Wednesday was a day Karla Hernandez could only dream of, until the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Bridgeport police stepped in.

Officers on motorcycles lined up on Wednesday night to make Hernandez Bridgeport’s newest police chief.

“I feel happy and nervous,” she said.

Hernandez is a student at Bassick High School, who was granted a wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

She is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but everyone put that aside for the day so Karla could fulfill a dream and become a police officer.

"We're very happy to be a part of making Karla's wish a reality today,” said Bridgeport Police Chief Joe Gaudett.

Bridgeport police were joined by Connecticut State Police, and officers from West Haven, Trumbull, Fairfield, Stratford and other departments, all working together to give Hernandez a ride in a cruiser, on a horse, and anything else they could think of to make her day special.

"Day in and day out, we don't get to see these kinds of people - we don't get to have these kinds of events so when we do, it's very special for us as well as her,” Gaudett said.

Hernandez also gets a trip to Disneyworld.

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