ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Odessa police are recognizing an officer who goes above and beyond to help the community.
Corporal Shawn Allafchian has been with the department for three years and an officer for five and a half years.
OPD said Allafchian was selected due to his proactive and diligent work he puts in every day.
He says the award and comments are nice but he isn't doing what he does for the recognition.
"this job was my dream job ever since I was six or seven years old. I used to have little police cars, little uniforms, little plastic guns, I used to play around and play sheriff. I pursued my dream and me wearing a uniform, coming into work every day is a dream come true. I mean I love coming to work. I love this job a lot. I love doing what I do," said Allafchian.
Allafchian specializes in drug arrests, which he says interests him the most.
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