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Damon Cole is a full time Police Officer in Fort Worth, Texas. According to his website Cole has been a police officer since 1999 and dealt with many children over his career. Since he’s dealing with them as a police officer, it is not always in a good light so Cole wanted to try and make a big impact on the children that he comes in contact with at work.
He explains every child should know that a police officer is always there to help them through anything, and the best way to get that message across is to build up a trusting relationship with them.
So around 14 years ago he had the Superman logo sewed on his bulletproof vest that way whenever he deals with a child on a call for service, he would tell them a secret but they would have to promise him they couldn’t repeat it. He then makes them pinky promise to keep the secret then undoes his shirt so it exposes his Superman logo on his bulletproof vest.
At this point the children go crazy, and from that moment on the child will always remember and trust him.
In 2012, while working for Dallas Police Department, Officer Cole started dressing up as Superman doing community events and going to local hospitals.
As soon as Cole learned this, he used three vacation days from work, hopped in his Superman Charger and made the 11 hour drive to see him.
Ever since then Damon Cole has found his calling and has been to 17 different states and always drives his custom 2012 Batman / Superman Dodge Charger. His goal is to go to all 50 states and Canada to see every child that wants to see him.
Cole explains no matter where he goes children and adults always want to see the car and take pictures with the car. To honor all the heroes that have lost their battle with cancer or other illnesses Cole adds their names to his car.
On both side of the car are the words "REAL HEROES" and underneath that are their names along with the date that they passed away. All of these children have had a large impact on Damon’s life and he says he’ll do everything he can to help honor their memory.
Cole says he has his police department badge and patch on his costumes because he wants everyone to know that he’s a police officer and it helps build a trusting relationship with them.
Learn more about Officer Damon Cole and his nonprofit organization called “Heroes and Cops Against Childhood Cancer” at www.heroesandcopsagainstchildhoodcancer.org
That is a cool article, way to go Super Hero
I totally agree Bob