COVINGTON,Ga. -- "I'm enjoying it because I get to lock a lot of bad guys up," said 'Officer Morgan.'
Morgan Steward is his name, and crime is his game.
You may remember this adorable 5 year-old when he was made an honorary Covington police officer in December.
His story captured the hearts of people around the country. But now Officer Morgan has an even bigger advantage in catching criminals.
He's got the badge, the latest uniform, and now he's got the fanciest wheels in Covington to patrol the sidewalks.
The Covington Police Department partnered with 11Alivein December to honor Morgan on 'Officer Morgan Day' and that's when he was named to the force. He captivated the city.
"Through this whole thing with Morgan it's almost made us forget about the bad guys," said Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton.
Morgan needed something fast and sleek to catch the crooks. He and his family asked11Alive's Help Desk if we could get him a new high tech wheelchair.
We teamed up with Quantum and Nu Motion and they went to work, designing their first ever police wheelchair.
"When we got your call we jumped all over it," said Quantum's John Storie.
"I'm getting ready to cry. I am so happy for him. I'm his grandma," said Iris Smith. She was part of a large crowd that came out to honor Officer Morgan as he got his new wheelchair.
"All of his friends, the school. everybody is waiting to see his chair and he'll bring it in on Monday," said Morgan's mother,Tangi Forman.
Until then, keep a close eye out on Covington streets, Officer Morgan is on patrol.
"He's brightened our lives, not only the Police Department, but the community and all of Metro Atlanta," Chief Cotton said.
A community coming together to honor its newest police officer.