A 4 year old’s birthday party wasn’t any ordinary birthday party, it was “raided” by police. All in a fun wonderful way! Jay who just turned 4, had his birthday party on November 27th. Jay’s mom-Karen explained “Jay is absolutely fascinated by police officers. He gets super excited whenever we see an officer and waves frantically. He has been insisting that my personal vehicle is a Police car and he is Police Officer Jay – keeping people safe.”
“I decided to have a Police themed Birthday party because of this enthusiasm and threw out a Facebook message asking if anybody knew of an officer who would be willing to stop by in uniform for a few minutes and just say “hi” to him and the kids. A lot of people made suggestions, they all fell through. Then Becky suggested Officer Pettis with the Racine Police Department. Becky’s son is part of the Racine Police Explorers and Officer Pettis over sees the group”, Karen told us. Officer Pettis agreed and lifelong happy memories were made.
Pictures are the best way to explain the event. Officer Pettis pulled up lights going surprising the kids, taught them about law enforcement and showed children that police are your friends, plus made a young boy’s birthday a life long special memory.
Karen added “It was truly awesome. When I dropped Jay off at daycare this morning, the first thing he told his teacher was that Officer Pettis came to his Birthday party. That is all he has talked about since.”