A Maryland mother posted this story online recently after a morning of playing with her son took an unexpected turn when two police cars pulled into her driveway. “I had NO idea why they were there,” the woman said of the encounter.
Read her post below.
As most of our friends and family know, Jeremiah wants to be a police officer when he grows up. Well, yesterday morning he decided to play police (like he does almost every day). So, he woke up and put on his SWAT police uniform, got his walkie talkie, handcuffs and played.
A very short time later, two police cars pulled into our driveway. I had NO idea why they were there. I answered the door and they informed me someone called 911 from this address.
I knew immediately it had to be Jeremiah. So I yell for him to come down and as he walks down the stairs, I begin to laugh. Of course, he’s in his full police uniform still. I tell the two officers to get ready to laugh at the culprit. And oh did they laugh.
They explained to him the importance of not calling 911 unless it’s a real emergency and they told him he could call the non-emergency number and talk to the police anytime.
Then they took him outside and showed him their cars, the lights, and sirens, their cool uniform gear and asked him why he wanted to be a police officer. His answer, “because I want to help people.” I mean, could I be any more blessed???
As embarrassed as I was, I can not thank these two officers from the Howard County Police Department enough for making Jeremiah feel like a real officer! They even told him to get coffee and a donut for lunch, so of course, we did.
By the way, he called 911 to tell them there was a fire on Main Street, which there was…. Last week
A beautiful lesson from these two officers.
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