EGPD officers association come to aid of boy who had prized possession stolen

Elk Grove Police officers (l-r) Patrick Scott, Bryan Schmidt, Tisha Smith and her K9 partner Gunner.  |

After the Elk Grove Police Officers Association heard about a void for a young crime victim, they felt compelled to reach out and assist.

Upon hearing that the prized possession of 7-year-old Nicholas’s had been stolen from his grandmother's vehicle, members of the POA sprung into action. Nicholas’s Nintendo DS game system had been stolen from the vehicle over three weeks ago. 

Nicholas, who has a developmental and intellectual disability, has been having a difficult time since his gaming system and games were stolen. To aid Nicholas, the EGPOA purchased a new Nintendo DS gaming system and some of his favorite games.

"We saw this an opportunity to make a difference in Nicholas’s life and hopefully it encourages others to do something nice for someone else in the community, ” EGPOA President Nate Lange said. 

Yesterday, three Elk Grove Police officers earned the privilege to present Nicholas with the system in hopes of brightening up his day. Along with receiving the game system, Nicholas also met K9 officer Gunner.

In a posting on the EGPD's Facebook page, the department said: "We challenge you to do some random act kindness for someone in the community this week." 

Photo courtesy of EGPD.


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