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Jason Kempin

Military Son Surprises Mom at Police Swearing In Ceremony #GoodVibes

With Jason Pullman

February 6, 2020

Officer Erika Benning had a police swearing-in ceremony to remember! 

Chief Jeff Spivey of the Irving Police Department in Texas was officiating the ceremony and handed Officer Benning's badge to her husband to pin it on her uniform when the most unexpected thing happened!

Benning's son, Sgt. Giovanni Pando, who has been stationed overseas for the past two years, walked around the corner to surprise his mom.

Benning, who said she wanted to be a cop since she was a kid, recalled that it felt like a dream when her son showed up.

Her son and husband kept the secret from her for over a week and it was truly a moment none of them will ever forget.

The department caught the special reunion on and posted it to Twitter saying, "All swearing-ins are special but every once in a while one tugs at your heartstrings a little more than others." #GoodVibes