KSP Troopers make surprise birthday visit to ‘law enforcement’s biggest fan’

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Two Kentucky State Police Troopers visit to a child’s birthday party, but walked away with an even more substantial gift: the admiration of a nine-year-old boy. (Photo courtesy Facebook)

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — Kentucky State Police Troopers visit a child’s birthday party to grant a birthday wish, but walk away with an even more substantial gift: the admiration of a nine-year-old boy.

Photo courtesy: Facebook

On the Kentucky State Police Facebook page, Troopers Corey King and Shawn Schroader share their story about a surprise visit they made to a birthday party in Owensboro.

The Facebook post says that Jacob was celebrating his birthday, and relates that he might just be “law enforcement’s biggest fan.”

Photo courtesy: Facebook

“Jacob has Autism,” the post says, “but doesn’t let that stop him from being a normal kid.”

“He loves police officers,” it goes on to say, “and especially police badges.”

The Troopers teamed up with the Owenboro Police Department to grant Jacob his birthday wish – a visit from the Troopers.

Trooper King says, “It was a special day and reminded me one of the most important reasons I became a Trooper: Community. Our job is not always thankless.”

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(This story was originally published on November 18, 2019)

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