Generally, the police showing up at a party means that the party is over, not just getting started. But for a young boy in Scarborough, Maine, named Myles Roman, the guests of honor had arrived at his birthday party when the police department rolled up alongside firetrucks, an ambulance, and a K-9 unit.
The Scarborough Police Department posted about the party and included a few cute, heartwarming pictures of them with Myles and his family on Facebook, saying:
About a month ago, a young man named Myles came to the Scarborough Police Department with something special in mind. He dropped off an invitation inviting the ENTIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT to his birthday party! Myles’ mother told us how excited Myles was to have special guests come to his party, so of course, we couldn’t let him down.
On Saturday, Sgt. Flynn, Ofc. Greenleaf, Ofc. Murphy, K9 Tucker and several Scarborough, Maine Fire Department firefighters made it a point to stop in for Myles’ birthday party! Myles and his friends were very excited to see the police cars, fire trucks, ambulance and obviously K9 Tucker! Sgt. Flynn presented Myles with some birthday gifts (Paw Patrol of course…) and Ofc. Greenleaf brought some Scarborough PD SWAG for Myles and his friends. Everyone had a great time at the party and enjoyed hanging out with Myles and his friends and family!
Fox News Digital, reporting on why Myles invited the police department to his party, said:
The child invited the entire Scarborough Police Department to his party after he met them last year during a National Night Out event, his mother Alyssa Roman told Fox News Digital.
National Night Out “is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie,” the organization’s website notes.
The National Night Out website adds:
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.
Featured image credit: Scarborough Maine Police Department
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