A True Heroux: This Man Loves What He Does
In May of 2016 Aaron Heroux received the best news of his life. Heroux was forced to leave his job behind as a local law enforcer for Clinton County, New York Sheriff's Department after being told that his Cystic Fibrosis would prevent him from returning to work following his double lung transplant in 2014. "CF" is a genetic disease that limits lung capacity and results in a build up of mucus in various organs making it difficult to perform daily tasks let along the rigorous tasks that officers have to complete. The double lung transplant procedure may have saved his life but it didn't save his ability to work, or so he thought.
After the transplant he was given full disability and was expected to get a job else where and collect his benefits but Heroux had other plans. He couldn't imagine himself doing anything else, he was happy being a part of the force and it came to be all he knew and he wanted to know. Due to age restrictions it had to be approved through the Civil Service Bureaucracy to be a police officer once more.
Thankfully it was passed and Heroux was once again eligible to follow his dreams again and has since become an inspiration to everyone he touches. Not all heroes wear capes this Heroux wears a badge.