Harrah Prepares To Induct Youngest Police Officers Ever


Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 8:04 pm
By: News 9


Jamie Oberg, News 9

HARRAH, Oklahoma -- Harrah Police Department is getting two new officers Thursday.  Get this, they're just five- and two-years-old.

Even though the Logan and Mason Luka are small, the brothers have a big message to help parents and grandparents out there.

Thursday is the first ever World Prematurity Day and the boys are helping their parents and the March of Dimes spread awareness in a big way.

"He's taught so many people so many things and he's brought so many people together," the boys' mother, Christi Luka, said.

She started to cry as two-year-old Mason sat on her lap in their home in Choctaw.

She hasn't slept in three days.  Mason is too young to understand why his big brother, Logan, can't come out and play.

"In the last couple of weeks he's started bouts of not breathing while he's awake," Christi said. "He has seizures."

Logan has been fighting for his life every day.

He's five years old now, but when he was born too soon and weighed just one-pound, two-and-a-half ounces.

Proud mom and dad watched as he defied the odds and got stronger.

"He was starting to walk, sit up and feed himself.  He said, 'Mama' and 'Dada,'" Christi said.

Recently Logan developed pneumonia and stops breathing when he's sleeping.

Logan is smaller than his little brother still, but he's been waiting for his big day at the police station when he and little brother will wear their uniforms made by officers and friends.  It's also the first ever prematurity awareness day.

"There are a lot of low-weight babies," Andy Luka, the boys' father, said. 

He watched helplessly while his son fought to just survive, to gain strength and say 'Dada.'  Andy said he has more faith than ever, doctors can be proven wrong, the proof can be seen in his firstborn son.

"You're in for a fight," he said. "Fight for your kids,"

He wants Logan's story to give hope to other families with premature babies.

The March of Dimes says 7,600 babies are born prematurely in Oklahoma each year.

As Mason pointed to a picture of his little brother, "Bubba," he thinks he's resting up for the big day. He can't wait until Logan can ride alongside his brother and they can play.

They hope to soon have a Facebook page as well, but it's not quite ready yet.

Also, donations can be made to the Logan Luka Medical Benefit Fund at any BancFirst branch in Oklahoma.