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To Protect and Serve the Protectors

There was a 16-hour police standoff in Yukon, Okla., after a bail bondsman and a fugitive got into a shootout. The suspect barricaded himself in his garage, and Colt Vinson, 4, who lived nearby, was concerned for the officers waiting in the cold for the man to come out. “He said, ‘I think we should get them something’,” said the boy’s mom, Jillian. “I said, ‘What do you want to get them?’ And, he said, ‘I like pizza. Let’s get them pizza.’” She called Domino’s, who agreed to donate five pizzas. She also called a 7-Eleven store, who donated 52 cups of coffee. Presumably with mom’s help, the boy delivered the goods to the officers. “I told him thank you,” said officer Robert Gilmore. “Really,” he repeated, “thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” (RC/KFOR Oklahoma City) ...When he’s a little older, Colt will know to also call Dunkin’ Donuts to send some dessert.
Original Publication Date: 17 January 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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