ABC.net – Australian Federal Police (AFP) have joined forces with the Make-A-Wish foundation to grant an unusual request from a 12-year-old cancer patient, organising a day at a training village so he can “blow stuff up”.
Declan, who is in remission from leukaemia, spent the day with the AFP’s Specialist Response Group at its Majura headquarters in Canberra.
He was put through his paces in several police scenarios, and given the chance to detonate explosive charges in training exercises.
The group’s Sergeant Peter Murphy helped to guide Declan through the ins-and-outs of working with explosives.
“We’re the breaching team, so it’s pretty much one of our specialties,” he said.
Sergeant Murphy said Declan had a potential future in breaching and demolitions.
“He’s got an aptitude,” he said.
“Mother Nature just pissed her pantsuit!!”
Hell of a wish buddy!!! Way to think outside the box. Finally someone did something different than hang out with a damn Fooseball team for a day. Just like the good old days, just a youngster out there lighting shit on fire and blowing it up. What a rush it would be!!!