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Little Boy Approaches Sheriff Deputy's Table at Restaurant, Hands Him 'Thank You' Card

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The men and women who serve in our local police departments often get a bad rap. They’re the ones who give us those pesky speeding tickets, after all.

But there’s so much more to law enforcement than meets the eye. The same officer who pulled you over could also be the one pulling you out of the car in the case of a wreck.

That man or woman in blue is a person too. They’re moms, dads, grandparents, sons and daughters. They have families and lives, but most of their hours are not spent at home.

They work graveyard shifts and skip meals and burn that midnight oil to keep us protected within our communities.

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They live for others, many times sacrificing their own lives. They are the under-recognized heroes in our backyards.

While National Police Week doesn’t come around until May, now is still as good a time as any to thank those who work tirelessly to keep citizens like you and me safe.

A kind card, a free cup of coffee, a word of encouragement, or even a plain old pat on the back can go a long way.

Do you think police officers should get more recognition for their service to their communities?

One little boy from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, took it upon himself to make sure an officer knew just how much he appreciated him.

According to a Facebook post shared by East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Dawson was eating out with his family.

Dawson was in uniform, minding his own business, when Levi walked up to him. “This young man came up to me, thanking me for my service and gave me his card saying thank you for my service with chocolate covered pretzels,” Dawson shared with the department.

“What a wonderful feeling it was for this man to show his appreciation,” he continued. The sheriff’s office also called Levi a “future police officer,” indicating that this young man has goals.

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No doubt Levi’s family is proud of him for his desire to show kindness to Deputy Dawson. The boy appears to be young, maybe 7 or 8, but he’s already more mature than many adults.

Well done, Levi. Hopefully we can all thank you for your service one day. Until then, keep being kind. You’re inspiring so many to do the same.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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