BOSTON (CBS) — He was just out riding his bike when he was hit by a stray bullet last month in Dorchester.

Now, 7-year-old Divan Silva is being honored for pulling through. In a ceremony on Sunday, Silva was made an honorary junior Boston police officer.

He was greeted at a Dorchester restaurant by dozens of police officers who have taken him under their wing.

“We want the good to overtake the bad,” said Officer Moose Monteiro.

Divan Silva gets a citation from Boston police (WBZ-TV)

Divan Silva gets a citation from Boston police (WBZ-TV)

Monteiro says he wants Silva to know that many people care about him.

“We hope to adopt this kid going forward, maybe he’ll be a police officer and come to work with us one day,” Montiero said.

The boy is currently living in a Brockton shelter with his mother, who said Sunday was a great day.

Divan Silva and his mother (WBZ-TV)

Divan Silva and his mother (WBZ-TV)

“I’m so happy right now, and I know he’s mad excited,” Dijanira DeAndrade said. “It’s amazing, I’m just very thankful.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karyn Regal reports: 

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