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Special Needs Man Dream Of Being A Police Comes True

A 21-year-old special needs man gets to live out his dream of being a police officer thanks to his neighbour.



NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A 21-year-old special needs man gets to live out his dream of being a police officer thanks to his neighbour.

Jared Higgs tells us while the man has battled health challenges throughout his life, he remains determined to do his part to keep our communities safe.

With his handcuffs, walkie-talkie, police baton, and a paper gun on his waist, 21-year-old Jonathan Moncur prepares to protect his community.

The 21-year-old has a long list of health challenges- obstacles that could have easily discouraged him.

He was born with malrotation of the small intestine that triggered most of his issues.

He’s autisitic, and has a ligament disorder called Ehlers Danlos. He was also recently diagnosed with sarcoma cancer.

That dream is aided by neighbour CPL Stacey McPhee, a 20-year-veteran of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

McPhee and the Moncurs became neighbours around 15 years ago.

Since then, McPhee has taken Jonathan under his wing.

When the 21-year-old was a child, McPhee would do Jonathan’s favourite impersonations.

Today, the pair bond over their love for policing.

McPhee regularly picks Jonathan up and they patrol the neighborhood, sometimes with the popular cop’s theme song playing over the speakers.

The caring neighbour says Jonathan just wants to feel normal.

When he isn’t fighting crime, Jonathan enjoys painting and colouring. He also has to travel regularly for doctor’s visits.

The news that he was diagnosed with cancer hitting close to home for his squaddy, CPL McPhee.

But McPhee is determined to encourage Jonathan to be strong.

The 21-year-old does 10 push-ups a day to help keep him strong for their missions.

You may remember Jonathan’s prom a little under 4 years ago, where he and other young adults got the chance to don tuxedos bow ties, and dresses for a night to remember.

Jonathan’s mother is grateful for the people who make her son feel loved, including her neighbour and best friend CPL McPhee.

She first shared her appreciation in a Facebook post.

She hopes the post encourages others to be kind to their neighbours, especially their neighbours in need.

Jonathan’s family host regular fundraisers to assist with his medical expenses.

The event features fun games and food and drinks on sale.

The next event is Saturday, May 28th at Club Luna.