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Constables give young man opportunity to become deputy for day

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A young man got the opportunity to become a deputy for a day thanks to the Harris County Precinct 5 Constables.

Ted Heap, the constable, gave Issac Oviedo the chance to see behind the scenes at the department.

Heap said the department noticed Oviedo about a year ago when he was standing at the front door of a restaurant greeting people with a concealed handgun license badge on his shirt.

The Constable's Office kept in touch for over a year and then decided to give him this opportunity.

Oviedo went through a mock swear-in, spent time with the K-9 units and also spent time with some solo motorcycle units.

He took a ride in a patrol car and initiated a traffic stop in a controlled setting.

During that stop, Oviedo realized the driver had outstanding warrants, so he also went through the arrest and booking process.

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He ended his day by debriefing Heap, who was happy to be able to do accommodate Oviedo.

"It makes me feel great. I think any time we can relate to the youth in our society (it's a good thing). Because they're the future," Heap said. "It's a thrill to have him here."

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