VPD Sgt. Steve Dobbs shared this story of meeting his new friend Andrew yesterday:
'While leaving Starbucks on Mill Plain, a lady pulling out of the driveway backed up and parked next to me. A 6 year old boy in the back seat, Andrew, had a smile from ear to ear. The mother explained that Andrew loved the police and she was trying to explain to him how helpful and nice we are. She said he wants to grow up to be an Officer and really wanted to meet me. So I talked to him for a while, deputized him with a Junior Officer badge,gave him an Operation Chill coupon and a tour of the patrol car, which included letting him turn on the lights. Oh, and he wants to be a K-9 Officer when he grows up!!'