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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Anaheim Police Department to Make Young Anaheim Boy's Dream Come True

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ANAHEIM, CALIF - (September 13, 2019) - On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Chief Jorge Cisneros, the Anaheim Police Department, and Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire will partner together to make a young Anaheim boy’s dream of being a police officer come true. Abdul is 5 years old, battling Leukemia, and loves all things police related.

The City of Anaheim and surrounding communities have seen an increase in unkind activity. APD detectives have been hot on the suspect’s trail, but need special assistance. Chief Cisneros believes he has the perfect person to help, Officer Abdul. The day’s events will include:

  • 11:00 AM “Swear-in”
  • Anaheim Police Department – Chief Cisneros’ Office
  • 425 S. Harbor Blvd.
  • Anaheim, CA 92805

  • 12:00 PM “Where is Linus’ Blanket?”
  • Knott’s Berry Farm – Wild West Wagon Camp
  • 8039 Beach Blvd.
  • Buena Park, CA 90620

  • 12:30 PM “The Rescue of IncrediBear”
  • John’s Incredible Pizza – Boogie Bump Attraction
  • 8601 On the Mall
  • Buena Park, CA 90620

  • 1:15 PM “The Chase from Home Plate”
  • Angel Stadium – Parking Lot and Field
  • 2000 E. Gene Autry Way
  • Anaheim, CA 92806

  • 1:55 PM “Wild Wing Rescue and Capture the Bandit”
  • Honda Center – Exterior, South Side
  • 2695 E. Katella Ave.
  • Anaheim, CA 92806

  • 2:30 PM “Hero’s Welcome & Celebration Ceremony
  • Anaheim Police Department – Rear Employee Parking
  • 425 S. Harbor Blvd.
  • Anaheim, CA 92805

  • 3:00 PM “Wish Party”
  • Anaheim Police Department – Rear Employee Parking
  • 425 S. Harbor Blvd.
  • Anaheim, CA 92805


Media is invited to attend portions of, or all, of the day’s events. Knott’s Berry Farm, John’s Incredible Pizza, Angels Baseball, and Anaheim Ducks Hockey have consented to Media coverage for this event.

Those members of the Media wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP by calling Anaheim Police Department PIO, Sgt. Shane Carringer. Kara Bautch from Make-A-Wish will be on hand to speak on their behalf. She can be reached at 858-837-1722.

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