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10-year-old Duson resident receives special birthday surprise

Posted at 11:21 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 00:21:06-04

This year's birthday was one to remember for one young Duson resident.

Duson Police and Fire Department led a surprise parade at Oaklawn Park for Camden Bernard to celebrate his 10th birthday.

Camden and his dad Pat were playing at the park when the parade came rolling through - and it was Pat who set up the whole surprise.

"We can't have people over to the house, can't have a crawfish boil, can't go anywhere. I saw some things happening on social media that I really liked, so I made a few phone calls, all just to put a smile on his face."

Lafayette Police and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office also participated in the parade.

Camden, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018, was sworn in as a specialized Duson Police Officer last April. Chief Kip Judice heard that Camden admired police officers and offered to commission Camden as an officer in his department.

Happy 10th birthday, Camden!

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