First Grader Writes Thank You Letter To Police, Cops Surprise Him With A Day He’ll Never Forget

We have told you before about the awesome Fort Worth, Texas Police Department. And they’re impressing us once again, this time with a special surprise for a 6 year old little boy named Sammy.


Sammy came out of his home one day to find half a dozen patrol cars with lights flashing, uniformed police officers, and a police helicopter hovering nearby. But they weren’t there because Sammy was in any trouble; on the contrary, they were there to say thank you. Sammy explains how it all got started: “My teacher said to write a note to any first responder, and I chose police, so that’s what I did.”

Sammy’s note was heartfelt note touched the officers: “Dear police officer,” it read. “Thank you for protecting me and my family and my friends.”

The first-grader had wanted to deliver the note in person and was hoping to run into a police officer… As it turns out, he got a lot more than that!

“On behalf of the Fort Worth police department, we truly appreciate this letter,” says one officer to Sammy.

“I appreciate the letter and the support,” says another.

The police officers showed Sammy the inside of their patrol vehicles, even letting him test out the loud speaker: “My name’s Sammy and I’m famous!” the little boy shouts! He even gives his teacher a shoutout.

“We’re hearing a lot of negative stuff all over the country, and this is what we need,” says Sammy’s Mom of the surprise. “We need people appreciating what [police officers] do. It’s really cool that they thought enough of his little letter to come out and show him all this love. It’s incredible.”

Check out Sammy’s surprise below.

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