SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Helmetta's Trent Powers became the youngest member of the Spotswood Police Department on Monday. The 2-year-old received an official badge number and everything. He proudly wears badge number 50 on his own Spotswood Police Department uniform as he drives around in his own car. Of course, it's a big wheel Police Tahoe, but Powers is ready to roll any time the SPD needs him.
Powers suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is a rare and incurable disease that typically only affects males. In addition to making Powers a member of the Spotswood Police Department, the officers, along with the Helmetta Police Department, the East Brunswick Police Department, the South River Police Department and members of PBA Local 225, raised $3,000 for Powers Promise.
Powers Promise was created by the toddler's parents, Kim and Trevor Powers, to promote awareness and education about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The organization also partners with other Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy organizations to help find a cure for the disease that affects one in every 3,500 boys born every year.