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