(WKOW) — Dominic May was the pride and joy of his parents, Meghan and Casey.
He loved soccer, tractors and helping people. His dream was to become a police officer. So, he was excited to meet Police Chief Mike Koval at the Kids Expo last spring.
That memory was fresh in Koval’s mind when he answered a call on July 13, 2018 about a young boy who had been hit by a car.
The boy turned out to be Dominic.
Dominic died at 5-years-old, but Koval made his dream come true by naming him an honorary officer.
Dominic was laid to rest with a police honor guard and escort. The outpouring of support amazed the may family and inspired them.
Since then the family created a charity called Dominic’s Ripple. In their first event, they handed out backpacks full of school supplies to local kids.
Then, came the idea to raise money for a K-9 unit for the Madison Police Department.
Tuesday on 27 News at 10, Lance Veeser talks to Koval and Dominic’s parents about the legacy and impact of a young boy whose life ended way too soon.