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Hillsborough County deputy buys Halloween costume for kid who wants to protect and serve

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Hillsborough County deputy buys Halloween costume for kid who wants to protect and serve

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy made a little boy's dream come true when she bought him a police officer Halloween costume. Deputy Sanderson met the boy while on duty, last month. He told her -- he wants to be a law enforcement officer when he gets older.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office shared the story, stating -- “this is why we do what we do.”

According to the post, Sanderson met a boy, who she calls “her friend”, while she was on her way to a call. A few blocks from her destination, she saw the boy riding a toy police motorcycle and waving at her “so hard I thought his arm was going to fall off,” Sanderson said.

Sanderson pulled over and quickly introduced herself, but she didn't have time to chat. She told him she would come back to check out his motorcycle and let him get a look at her patrol car.

When she was on her way to keep that promise, Sanderson got dispatched to another 911 call.

The address looked familiar. It was her new friend's house.

Read more: https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/hillsborough-county-deputy-buys-halloween-costume-for-kid-who-wants-to-be-an-officer/67-9ac3decb-6239-41e6-a772-0a785e1ae8f7