Officers in Davidson County give 7-year-old boy big birthday surprise

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A special needs boy in Davidson County who looks up to police officers got the surprise of his life for his seventh birthday.

Pam Stone arranged a special surprise for her son Dylan’s birthday, something he soon won’t forget.

She sent FOX8 the following letter:

Dylan Stone is a special little boy who has already had to overcome a lot so far in life. Dylan has looked up to police since he was 4 yrs old. With Dylan’s faith in God and admiration of police, he has gained strength, and helped him become very resilient boy . To Dylan, the police represent a clear example of right from wrong, making good choices, and helping others.

For his 7th birthday, his mom and very loving, thoughtful sister (Dezarae Stone) hand delivered letters to the Lexington Police Department and Davidson County Sheriff’s department describing Dylan and his love for the police since preschool and inviting them to Dylan’s birthday party. We never could have imagined the turn out!

Three officers from Lexington Police office, (Officers Furr, Wilkey, and Wyatt, along with k9 dog Eric) arranged a ‘surprise’ visit to Davis Townsend elementary, and Sheriff Grice came to Dylan’s house to wish him a personal Happy Birthday.

Then a total of 30 police came to Dylan’s birthday party! (That include T. Kepley, J. Hodgr, J. Munger, M Leonard, A. Williams, J. Gibson, B. Dennis, Pearce, Russell, Mopotter, Eads, M. Riddle, L James Dillard, Ramsey, C. Childress, B. Smith, M. Soles, J. Shuskey, J. Parks, D. Short, D. Porter, E. Curry, C Bryant, D. Parks, R Foster, T Miller, R Holbrook, T. Witman, RM Miller) These officers talked with Dylan, let him sit in the car, motorcycle, hear the sirens, try on a helmet, vest, sang Happy Birthday to him, and much more)

Watching Dylan’s eyes light up like Christmas morning, with each and every interaction with the officers, as he was so proud, with the biggest smile, has been so special. When I asked Dylan what he wanted to say to all the law enforcement officers, (a boy of many, many words) just simply said, “Them them thank you and I love them.”

I want to sincerely thank all the officers for their kindness and compassion from the bottom of my heart. You are Dylan’s real life heroes, and it means the world to me that Dylan’s heroes took time to be with him and wish him a happy birthday, this is a memory that will be cherished forever.