While out grabbing a bite to eat, a Colorado police officer was more than surprised when he was approached by a little boy. After simply being handed a strange piece of paper, the officer was left stunned at 4 words scrawled inside.
Lakewood Police Department’s Agent Ryan O’Hayre decided to grab some food at his local Chick-fil-A, but he had no idea what the night had in store for him. You can imagine his surprise when he was approached by a boy – later identified as 10-year-old Hunter Steffes. Catching the cop off guard, the young man walked up to the officer and handed him a piece of paper.
As it turns out, the paper was actually a note containing both a message and a Starbucks gift card. According to a Facebook post detailing the encounter, the note read, “Thank you for your service. You walk the thin blue line. Be safe and go home to your family. Don’t ever worry” – but the best part was the last four words.
Perfectly summing up the note, Hunter lastly wrote, “I have your 6.” As The Blaze explains, “’Got your 6′ is slang commonly used by military and public servicemen that means, ‘I’ve got your back.’”
After the initial ordeal, Officer O’Hayre and Hunter got to talking, which would only reveal more about the boy. As outlined in the post, “O’Hayre found out that Hunter is the grandson of retired LPD Detective Tim Steffes.”
Although this boy has a very good reason for supporting police, his sentiments are shared far and wide by many. As worthless punks continue to spit on those in uniform, it’s nice to see that some children in today’s society are still being brought up to be respectful. Seeing how officers volunteer to put their lives on the line every day, I’d say that’s more than enough reason to show them some gratitude.