COLLEEN OBRIEN

Police introduce new (stuffed) member of the force

Jul 1, 2018, 8:03 AM

Police officers in America’s smallest state proved they have the biggest hearts.

WPRI TV says the Ketcher family, of Brooklyn, was recently in Rhode Island when their 4-year-old’s stuffed cheetah was lost.

Will’s parents didn’t know what to do except encourage him to write a letter to Rhode Island State Police, who might keep an eye out for it.

“We take every case serious,” Corporal Lawens Febrier said about receiving Will’s letter.

Months went by and the Ketchers (the adult Ketchers anyway) mostly forgot about it, but then a box showed up. Inside was a letter and a brand new stuffed cheetah. The letter read:

“Hello Will,

On behalf of the Road Island state police we are so sorry that Roger was lost. We had to make him a cheetah trooper. The very first cheetah trooper in the history of the Rhode Island State Police…”

The Ketchers say their son was ecstatic and they are floored at the lengths these officers went to make this happen.

“Random acts of kindness are so sadly rare. It’s so refreshing to have something like this happen that just reminds you that there are really good people out there,” Will’s mother said.

Colleen OBrien

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Police introduce new (stuffed) member of the force