Logan Burton is this year’s Bonney Lake Chief for a Day, having been deputized last week by Police Chief Dana Powers.
Logan, 7, was nominated to be Chief for a Day because he’s gone through two open heart surgeries due to a congenital heart defect known as pulmonary aortic (or valve) stenosis.
Logan’s pulmonary valve, the valve that helps blood flow from the heart to the lungs, is abnormally narrow. Logan went through his first surgery when he was 18 months old, when doctors widened the area around the aortic valve.
Last summer, Logan started having trouble breathing, and an E.R. trip revealed more narrowing along his ascending artery and the aortic arch, which doctors quickly remedied.
Although he said he was scared, Logan said he was OK with the surgery, because he would be sleeping through it and he would get to play football afterwards.
As Chief for a Day, Logan was able to ride along in a police car and will be participating in the Daffodil Parade Saturday, April 9.
Logan was also able to fulfill a lifelong dream as Chief – arrest his twin brother, Ryan.