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Ceres Police Department
Monday August 31st, 2015 :: 04:05 p.m. PDT


12 year old made “Officer for the day”

Release Date: August 31, 2015
Ceres Police Department
Public Information Unit
Office of Chief Brent Smith

Ceres, CA – The Ceres Police Department received a phone call from a citizen regarding a boy who wanted to meet an officer and hang out at the police department. While this request is not uncommon, there was something special about this phone call. We found out the boy suffered from a rare disease called Pandas.

PANDAS disease is an acronym which refers to "pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections." It is diagnosed clinically after a patient develops a number of behavioral and physical symptoms following a strep throat infection. Pandas is a rare condition. It is believed that approximately one in 2,000 children are affected, though the diagnosis may be overlooked due to some of the common symptoms associated with the disease.

Evan Moore, of Ceres, has been battling this disease for 7 years. We thought it was a great idea to let Evan hang out with us. We thought it was even better to make Evan an “Officer for the day”. Evan was sworn in by Chief Smith and was assigned to the Patrol, Detectives, SWAT and the Traffic unit. He made his rounds throughout the station meeting his fellow co-workers. He was also given a plaque, patches and a challenge coin.

Evan currently has a list of things he would like to do since he is feeling better. Evan also wants to visit other children at a children’s hospital and give them some stuffed animals. We gave Evan a bag full of stuffed animals to help him with his next adventure.

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Ceres Police Department
2727 3rd St
Ceres, CA 95307

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