Community Engagement: Police Officers Connect with Students at Brazos Bend Elementary
Ask any Police Officer why they became a cop, and they guarantee you, one of the (if not the first) things they'll say is "to help people." Having lunch with Noah at Brazos Bend Elementary may not seem like an extraordinary act of service, but it is planting seeds in this community. It is reinvesting in the community that they serve, and it was one of their favorite things to be a part of!
Officers Stockholm and Sanderson were asked to participate in a fundraiser for the PTO where "Lunch with a Cop" was an auction item. Noah's family won that auction (his grandpa, a retired Suffolk County, NY Officer made sure of it!), and they scheduled it for his birthday lunch!!! They talked about his favorite foods, sports, and animals, and learned lots of things about police work and being a kid! And even though they didn't get a cool birthday hat like Noah, they still totally enjoyed the day.