W. Virginia State Troopers Make Special Deliveries

As a state trooper you never know what your day may bring, but Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, a call in to make a special delivery that brought smiles and joy to everyone involved. CQj9F2iWsAAcYdvWest Virginia State  Troopers gave stuffed animal bears to children fighting battles against  cancer at Women and Children’s Hospital. The bears were provided by  Bikers Against Child Abuse.

 "When you get a chance to give back and really be involved and meet  the kids that we get to serve, it's truly an honor," said Evan Osborn,  development director.

 Ellie Washington was one of the children that received a stuffed bear  from the troopers. Less than 2 years old, Ellie was diagnosed with  cancer  in her ear.

"One minute your child is perfectly healthy and then the next minute, your world is all about cancer. I mean, all we do is chemo, and making sure everything's clean and keeping everybody well. I mean, your world completely changes. She's worth every minute of it," says her mother, Jessica. With help from the Ronald McDonald House, she is able to receive treatment in New York.

"You come down here and try to be a blessing and you end up receiving the blessing. So wonderful to see these kids and see a smile on their face because you know they're going through some difficult times," says Lt. Michael Baylous.

The small act of kindness goes along with what the Ronald McDonald House aims to do. Building love, and bridging hearts, as a bright new future for them begins.

The third annual McTrooper 5K is Saturday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. and begins at the Frontier Communications Building on MacCorkle Avenue in Kanawha City. All registration information can be found at Ronald McDonald House Charities.

~Courtesy of WCHS ABC 8 and W. Virginia State Police

 

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Vermont K-9 Xander Caught in the Act

Vermont K-9K-9 Xander of the Vermont State Police was busted! But, it was in a good way. He decided to extend his expertise to dispatching. We think Xander would make a great dispatcher if only he could speak as a human, not just as a dog. Sorry Xander! But, you are positively applauded for your efforts.

 

Vermont State Police put his picture on Facebook and asked followers to caption it. Our favorite caption was, by Bonita Compton Harmel, Ohhhh shucks....... What was that code for crazy cat on the loose???

To see more captions, visit Vermont State Police Facebook Page.

The New Orleans Saints saw a boy and a family who were dealing with a devastating situation, and they found a way to help

Hats off to the New Orleans Saints! Ethan, the son of slain Louisiana State Police Senior Trooper Vincent, was invited to New Orleans' Sunday Night Football matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. Not only did he get to attend the game, but got the chance to hang out with Sean Payton, Drew Brees, Rob Ryan, Tony Romo and Willie Robertson from Duck DynastyCourtesy of Fox SportsPhotos courtesy of Louisiana State Police.

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Fundraiser Scheduled for Family of Vermont State Trooper Kyle Young

Kyle Young A fundraiser is being held in St. Albans later this month to help the  family of a Vermont trooper who died while trying out for a special  unit.

 Trooper Kyle Young died from exertional heat stroke while trying  out for the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Team in  September, according to authorities. Trooper Young left behind his  family, including two young daughters. Young's children will have  to grow up without him.

 Trooper Mike Mattuchio said he never got the pleasure to work alongside Trooper Young, but nevertheless Vermont State Police lost a brother. "We're a close knit family whether we know each other or not, so it touched home regardless," said Mattuchio.

Vermont State Police and the 14th Star Brewery are hosting a 5k run, and flag football tournament at the Collins Perley Sports Complex on October 24. To sign up for this event or to learn more, Click here.

Proceeds from registrations and beer sales will be given to the Young family. The flag football team that raises the most money will be able to make their own brew. That batch will go to the taproom and sales from it for go to Young's family. Police and the brewery hope to raise $10,000 dollars for the family.

Photos courtesy of Vermont State Police Facebook

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