PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Trooper Josh, a 14-year-old with a rare neurological disease, is heading home from the hospital, but not without a special send-off.
Josh, who has Krabbe’s disease, is reportedly a huge fan of all things related to the police force, and the Pittsburgh Police say they’re big fans of Josh, too.
14 year-old Trooper Josh made such a big impression on our @PghPolice officer’s during his stay at @ChildrensPgh Hospital that many showed up to say goodbye & give him an escort out of @CityPGH. His @PAStatePolice friends made sure he made it home safely. Best of luck, Josh! pic.twitter.com/JOyWtvLuAV
— Scott Schubert (@PghPoliceChief) June 18, 2019
He was recently sworn in after the police learned about his passion for policework.
Now, after coming to UPMC Children’s Hospital for treatment, a video posted to Facebook shows Josh leaving the hospital while the Pittsburgh Police send him off.
The post reads: “Trooper Josh is heading home, but not without a surprise special send-off from his his true blue friends from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.”
In another post on Twitter, Police Chief Scott Schubert said that Josh was a “true inspiration” to everyone he’d met over the past two weeks.
Thankful we had a chance to get to know Trooper Josh while he was in @CityPGH for surgery at @ChildrensPgh. A true inspiration to everyone he met the last 2 weeks. We suprised Josh today with a big send-off of @PghPolice officers who wished him well. #TrooperJosh @PAStatePolice pic.twitter.com/4paOjpBzRn
— Scott Schubert (@PghPoliceChief) June 16, 2019
The police are wishing Josh the best with his recovery.