VERONA, NJ - The Verona Police Department welcomed a new police officer into its ranks on Sunday and he's just four years old.

According to the Verona PBA's Facebook page, the Verona police first met four-year-old Micco when they responded to his home after he fell and sustained a serious skull fracture.  The officers later learned that Micco also has a genetic disorder called Alagille Syndrome.

As a suprise for Micco on his birthday, Verona Police Officers along with West Orange Police Officers decided to make Micco a police officer for the day.  They gathered in uniform on Sunday "to welcome one brave young boy into their blue family."

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The officers showed up at Micco's house with sirens blaring to provide a special escort to police headquarters.  Micco and his family were give a tour of the police department and the Micco was sworn in as a police officer by Chief of Police Chris Kiernan.  Micco also received a uniform and badge.  

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