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Police officers honor request from special needs boy to attend his birthday party

Source: Officer Duane Carpenter Source: Officer Duane Carpenter
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

Two police officers did a little more than protect and serve to make a 6-year-old boy's birthday extra special on Saturday.

The Gonzales Police Department said it received a request from a special needs boy named Cole who wanted the police to be at his birthday party.

Det. Sgt. Steven Nethken said officers Duane Carpenter and Jimmie Dunaway headed to the party to grant his wish.

“It's the small things like this that allow us to forget all the bad stuff and actually help to make our jobs all the better,” Nethken said.

He added he hopes Cole had a very happy birthday and they look forward to celebrating with him again next year.

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