WARSAW — US Senator Todd Young visited Lincoln Elementary School on Thursday, Aug. 29, to recognize student Drake Price as an honorary member of the United States Capitol Police Force.
“Drake has big goals in life and he’s been through some tough times,” said Young. “Drake is using his gifts of perseverance, charisma, popularity … he’s using his gifts to raise other people up. He’s serving others with his gifts.”
The seventh-grader, who has since graduated from Lincoln, has faced a lengthy medical battle after doctors discovered he had a brain tumor in February 2017. Doctors removed the tumor, but Price suffered a stroke after the procedure. As a result, Price went through rehabilitative efforts to learn how to walk and talk again.
Price is an honorary member of the Warsaw Police Department and has collected more than 5,000 patches from police and fire departments.
“What’s so beautiful about Drake is that Drake helps other people,” said Young. “Drake, you are bringing attention to people who work so hard to keep us safe and secure every day. And for that, I want to thank you.”
After presenting Price with a patch from the U.S. Capitol Police Force, Young led the crowd of students, teachers and Warsaw Police Department officers in a chant.
“We love Drake! We love Drake!”