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NRPD Officers Make Young Boy's Christmas Wish Come True

NRPD officers along with officers from over 80 other departments traveled to Virginia to deliver cards and a donation to Nathan Norman.

North Reading Police officers along with officers from over 80 other departments traveled to Virginia to make six-year-old Nathan Norman's Christmas magical.

Nathan was diagnosed with brain cancer three years ago, and his only wish this holiday season was to receive cards, letters and patches from as many police officers, firefighters and EMTs as possible, because they are Nathan's heroes.

When local departments found out about Nathan's wish, they decided to deliver those items in person. The officers left on Wednesday and traveled by cruiser to Virginia to make a little boys Christmas wish come true. Officer Scott Tilton, Detective Paul Dorsey, Officer Jay Connolly and Lieutenant Mark Zimmerman from the NRPD made the trip.

The North Reading Police Survivors Fund made a donation to the family and the four NRPD officers who made the trip to Virginia presented Nathan with a plaque. Frame One donated a complimentary framing service and framed the plaque for Nathan to display. 

According to NRPD Lieutenant Mark Zimmerman, "The North Reading Police Survivors fund made a donation to the family and presented Nathan a plaque. It was a very humbling experience. The family stated they were surprised and overwhelmed by the support they received from all of the officers who made the 12 hour trip."

Sergeant John McKenna from the Reading Police Department also made the trip.

kevin glennon December 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Great job guys
Joe Veno December 21, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Great job guys. You should be very proud.
Anna Tavares December 21, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Great job. My cousin Jason Costa was one of the officers that also went , very proud of you all . MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Deanna Castro December 21, 2012 at 01:03 PM
A very moving story. Thank you to the officers who participated and made a big impact in the life of a little boy and his family. A gesture worthy of the true meaning of Christmas! No wonder he thought you were all heroes. You surely answered the call.
Maryann Murray December 21, 2012 at 04:11 PM
What a great thing for our Police to do!

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