LIZELLA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Bibb County Deputy made a little boy in Lizella’s dream come true on Wednesday.
It all started when Deputy Traore responded to a home in Lizella Monday night in reference to a noise complaint. There, he met 4-year-old Waylon Johns. Waylon told Deputy Traeore about his love for being a police officer.
“Officer Traore, came out and he was very interested in everything Waylon had to say,” said Waylon’s grandmother, Teresa. “Waylon explained to him that he was going to be a ‘Bibb County Sheriff’s Department’.”
Deputy Waylon explained to Deputy Traore, that he asked Santa for a police car and outfit, but he didn’t get it last Christmas.
“Santa fell a little short on that end, however, he still had it in his mind that he would become a cop, so when he met and officer Traore just took the time with him that all you had to do is follow your dream, it can happen,” said Jayda Johns, Waylon’s mother.
“He let me hold his flashlight and let me shine it and hold his handcuffs,” said Waylon.
Two days later, costume in hand, Deputy Traore returned to the home while Deputy Waylon was at school. He bought Waylon a police officer costume.
“He didn’t get to see Waylon’s face when he gave it him,” said Jayda. “So that’s when I originally made the Facebook post to kind of show him, Waylon’s appreciation and the family’s appreciation because it was just so hear-touching that he could give my little boy I guess what you could call his dream.”
Deputy Waylon hasn’t gotten a chance to thank Deputy Traore in person, but he wants him to know, “He’s my idol.”
“He went above and beyond his call of duty, to make that little boy’s heart beat fast,” said Teresa.
“Thank you Deputy Traore,” said Waylon.
Deputy Traore is out of town, but plans to reunite with Waylon next Tuesday.