ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) — After a young boy showed his appreciation for various law enforcement officers serving his Rocky Mount community, both state and local police joined forces to make that young boy’s dream come true.
On Sunday, Aug. 2, the Rocky Mount Police Department posted pictures of Officer Witt with a young boy named Trevor. While Witt happily greeted Trevor and gave him “Junior Officer” stickers while on patrol on Saturday, Aug. 1, she got a surprise of her own when Trevor gave her a wooden “Thank You” plaque as a way to thank her for her service to the community.
“THANK YOU Trevor for your thoughtfulness!” the Rocky Mount Police Department wrote on Facebook. “Officer Witt says she plans to keep her plaque on her office desk and said ‘My night was made!'”
In addition, the department says Trevor plans to give more of these plaques to local officers and deputies whenever he gets the chance. In fact, when he got that chance on Wednesday, Aug. 5, a few state troopers and a police officer surprised Trevor with an unforgettable gift of their own.
Officer Dillon and K9 Britt from Rocky Mount reportedly worked together with Virginia State Police troopers to set up a mock traffic stop, allowing Trevor to take the role of the lead officer. The law enforcement officers also taught Trevor about how to use lights and sirens in patrol cars, how to perform a traffic stop, and how K9’s work, police say.
“We want to thank the troopers of the Virginia State Police, Officer Dillon and K-9 Britt for going the extra mile to make memories that will be special to this young man for years to come!” the Rocky Mount Police Department wrote on Facebook. “We love our community and encouraging our youth!”