WABASH, Ind. (WANE) - A Wabash boy was named an honorary police officer on Saturday after he raised nearly $3,000 for less fortunate kids.
Brenton Yarger, 9, raised money for the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 83's Shop with a Cop program in Wabash, which gives less fortunate children presents during the holiday season.
"He's all about helping others," Matt Benson, Sergeant at the Wabash Police Department, said.
This year, Brenton raised $2,953.04 and helped 29 different children receive gifts. Brenton's original goal was to raise $500.
"The kids that don't get Christmas presents, they might have a sad Christmas. I'm very, very excited to see the children's happy faces," Brenton said.
Benson said Brenton raises money by collecting aluminum cans, asking people for donations, and standing outside of Walmart, rain or shine.
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