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8-year-old Fairview Park boy moved to tears by officer’s kind gesture


FAIRVIEW PARK- A Fairview Park woman is sharing her gratitude towards a Fairview Park officer who was there for her son during a special school event.

Melissa Wilson told FOX 8 her son’s school, Gilles-Sweet Elementary in Fairview Park, was having a walk your father to school day Thursday.  Sadly, 8-year-old Jayden’s dad passed away last year, leaving Jayden no one to walk with.

Melissa said he didn’t want her to walk with him so she turned to the Fairview Park Police Department for help.  Jayden loves the police and was thrilled when officer Adam Reyes showed up this morning to walk with him.

Jayden was so happy, he told his mom he felt like crying.   Officer Reyes has been part of the Fairview Park Police Department for four years.

Lt. Shepard with the Fairview Park Police Department told FOX 8 News, “This is a way we give back to the community. We are honored we were asked to help and it is a privilege to do it.”

What a special day for a very special young boy.


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