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Spotswood Police Department Needs Votes To Win $5000 For Powers Promise

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The Spotswood Police Department is asking residents to vote in the 2017 most inspiring #BlueFriday story to help win $5000 for Powers Promise. Credits: Photo Courtesy of the Spotswood Police Department Facebook Page
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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In 2017, the Spotswood Police Department inducted its youngest officer, Helmetta resident Trent Powers on March 22. Powers was two at the time. The toddler received badge number 50, an official Spotswood Police Department uniform and his own big wheel Police Tahoe. Powers has been out and about with the SPD on special missions all year like when he helped round up the Grinch and his gang this holiday season.

The now three-year-old suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is a rare and incurable disease that typically only affects males. Currently, there isn't a known cure for the fatal disease that impacts one in every 3,500 boys born every year. Powers' parents, Kim and Trevor, set up Powers Promise to raise awareness about the disease as well as work to find a cure.

The Spotswood Police Department would like to contribute $5,000 to Powers Promise by winning the most inspiring #BlueFriday story of 2017. The contest is being held by the FM radio station, 101.5 and is sponsored by the Ray Catena Auto Group. The winning uplifting police story receives a $5000 gift to the charity of the police department's choice.

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Votes can be cast online through January 6. From there, the top three stories will battle it out in a Twitter vote from January 8 through January 12. The winning department chosen from the 26 honorees will be on the air later in January to receive their charitable award.

The Spotswood Police Department is up against stiff competition from other departments around the state including the Jamesburg Police Department, who started a GoFundMe page to assist the daughter of a fallen officer. The eight-year-old girl was having lunch with her mom in a Helmetta restaurant when she suggested to her mom that the pair pay for the meal of an officer that came into the pizza place to eat. The patrolman later discovered that the girl was the daughter of a Perth Amboy police officer killed in the line of duty in 2008 when she was only seven months old.

The Spotswood Police Department is reaching out to residents via the Spotswood Boro website, the Spotswood Police Department's website and the SPD's Facebook page to cast their votes and help their youngest officer.

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