Florida boy calls 911 to invite police officers to Thanksgiving dinner

thanksgiving-911

WALTON COUNTY, Fla, (ABC NEWS) — A 911 dispatcher in the Florida Panhandle received an unusual — albeit heartwarming — call from young resident on Thanksgiving Day.

“A little boy melted all the hearts in Walton County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center today,” read a post on Walton County Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson, Jr.’s Facebook page.

According to the post, a boy named Billy called 911 Thursday afternoon “to invite WCSO staff/deputies to come eat Thanksgiving dinner with he and his family.”

Considering most calls that 911 dispatchers receive are from people in a state of distress, the call was a pleasant aberration.

“With all the bad calls we take on a daily basis this one was a welcomed happy call that made all of us smile,” said lead communications officer Monica Webster.

thanksgiving-911-2

Billy was paid “a special visit” by deputy Damon Byrd and deputy Aaron Ethridge, who gave him a sheriff’s badge.

Even better? The deputies allowed him to sit in their patrol cars.

The Facebook post concluded, “While we do not encourage this use of 911 … we are so honored at the invitation. Thank you Billy for making all of our days here at WCSO. Love What Matters #LoveWhatMatters.”

ABC News’ Benjamin Stein contributed to this report.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s