Conn. kids write injured officer ‘tear-jerking’ note
The children thanked the officer for ‘being like a dad’ to them
By Police1 Staff
NEW LONDON, Conn. — While recovering from knee injury, a New London officer received a get well note that had him fighting back tears, Today reported.
Officer Anthony Nolan found a note taped to his door from 8-year-old Malik and 9-year-old Tasha, thanking him for “being like a dad” to them.
"I don't have a dad only you read to me," the note from the two siblings read. They also taped change to the letter for coffee.
The officer was touched by the gesture and posted a photo to Facebook with the comment, “Love those kids.”
“After seeing it, it was a little emotional," Nolan told Today. "Guys, we like to have our egos, but it took my ego away."
Nolan first met the children a couple of years ago while working on a beach. They were crying over a book they had brought along with them, which was rendered illegible after accidentally getting soaked by ocean water.
"I tried to calm them down because it seemed like the book was important to them,” Nolan told Today.
The incident sparked a conversation about reading. Since that day, Nolan has visited the children once a week to read to them or take them to the park.
The post has garnered over a thousand likes on Facebook.