‘It is my goal to help others’: CLE officers show support for man with autism

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Some are using the Republican National Convention as a way to promote more than politics.

The Cleveland Police Department posted a photo of one young man who was standing on East Fourth Street.

Sgt. Tom Ross and Officer Darian Laska saw him standing with a large sign that said, “My name is John and I have autism. It is my goal to help others turn my dream into reality. Take a picture and post it online!”

They stood with John and had their pictures taken.

The department’s Facebook post said:

“As both have sons on the autism spectrum, they took this photo to show their support for him and we share for #AutismAwareness.”

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