Little Batman Gets His Wish
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 17, 2012, April 17, 2012

Arlington was Gotham City for a day this weekend as the Arlington Police and Fire Departments partnered with a Wish with Wings organization to help grant a special wish made by a young boy battling leukemia. A Wish with Wings is based in Arlington and has been granting magical wishes for little Texans with life-threatening conditions since 1982. Young Kye's wish was to spend the day with Batman fighting crime and disorder in the City of Arlington. "When we were first approached by a Wish with Wings regarding this proposal, our entire media team was very excited to assist in making this a very special day for Kye," said Sergeant Christopher Cook with the Police Office of Communication. No details in the planning process went unnoticed and the staff at Wish with Wings were simply a pleasure and honor to work with. "They are a top-caliber organization doing a lot of good in the community," said Sgt. Cook.

Saturday began with Kye and family being picked up in a "Batman" limo. But the ride didn't last long before the limo was flagged down by APD Motor Officer Dick Hill and requested immediate assistance. The adventure began as Kye was asked to help stop a pretend bank robbery in progress at the Worthington National Bank in downtown Arlington. Kye, dressed as little Batman, had a little help from adult Batman in foiling the Joker's attempts to take the money from the bank.

Babe's Chicken House in Arlington provided lunch for the family, actors, police and fire staff. After lunch, young Kye was able to foil a pretend purse snatching just a few yards from the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building on Division Street. The last scenario involved a suspicious device call at City Hall where the Fire Department brought out all their cool stuff to thwart the Riddler's devious attempts.

After the full day of crime-fighting, it was time to honor Kye for his help in ridding the city of these mischievous acts. Assistant Police Chief James Hawthorne presented the key to the City to Kye, along with gifts donated from Six Flags Over Texas. Councilwoman Lana Wolff was also present to congratulate Kye for his assistance. In the end, young Kye will remember this special day forever.

If you would like to see the video of Kye's Batman adventure, please go to the Arlington Police Department's YouTube channel located at It is the feature video. You can also check out over 70 pictures of Kye's special day on facebook at Arlington Police Department is also on Twitter at, and this event was tweeted out as it happened on Saturday.

A special thanks to Police Chief Theron Bowman, Fire Chief Don Crowson,Assistant Chief James Hawthorne, Officer Vince Ramsour,Sgt. Christopher Cook, Sgt. Brett McDonnell, Sgt. Craig Leondike, Officer Zhivonni McDonnell, Officer Caleb Blank, Officer Dick Hill, Officer Bill Oakman, Tiara Richard, Cheryel Carpenter, Jenny Alley, Curtice Ervin (civilian), Police Lt. Leland Strickland and Fire Lt. Darrel Whitfield for making this event possible. A special recognition to Six Flags Over Texas, Babe's Chicken House, Worthington Bank, Mayor's Office, and a Wish with Wings organization for supporting this event.

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