The Wellesley Police Department has earned a new K-9 unit, although his response time may be slowed because he parked the car in Virginia.
Starting on Tuesday, a mass of law enforcement officers from all over New England, Wellesley included, have been making the 10-hour drive to make a young boy's wish come true. Nathan Norman, age 6, was diagnosed with brain cancer--According to New Milford Patch, three years ago, Nathan, who lives with his family in Rustburg, Virginia.
The Wellesley Police Department teased that Chief Terrence Cunningham had a surprise for Nathan when he arrives. Pictured here, it is a mini ride-in version of the Wellesley Police Interceptors, along with a K9 officer.
Or, as @WPDPhoto on Twitter put it:
Like most little boys, Nathan loves to watch cops, firemen and EMT's speed to calls in shiny cars and trucks —sirens blaring and lights flashing —making no stops as they race to save people.
According to WHDH, Burlington police officers heard of Nathan's wish and decided they wanted to help make his Christmas dream come true.
“One of our detectives heard of the wish and started a card around the department,” Sgt. Gerard McDonough, Burlington Police Department, told Channel 7 News. “Our honor guard got together and thought it would be a good idea to personally deliver the card to Nathan and his family.”
Officer James Tigges told the press that police departments all over New England have gotten into the action.