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Boy Asks West Virginia Troopers Working College Football Game for Their Autographs

October 15, 2015  | 

A little boy at a University of West Virginia football game surprised a group of state troopers by asking for their autographs. (Photo: Facebook)
A little boy at a University of West Virginia football game surprised a group of state troopers by asking for their autographs. (Photo: Facebook)

This past Saturday a little boy in Morgantown, West Virginia, set an example that the rest of the nation would do well to follow.

While dozens of other children were busy clamoring for the autographs of twenty-year-old student-athletes at Mountaineer Field on the campus of West Virginia University, one little boy named Braedon did something extraordinary — he took his blue and yellow West Virginia football to a group of West Virginia State Troopers tasked with ensuring crowd control and asked for their autographs.

“They were lined up at the bottom of the steps and he was so nervous and he stopped and saluted them all. It melted my heart,” his mother, Dreama Crowder Mullins told Appalachian Magazine.

According to Mullins, a few minutes after getting the autographs from West  Virginia’s finest, Wendell Smallwood, the Mountaineers’ all-star running back passed by and she asked her son if he wanted to get his autograph.

Braedon’s response, “No, mommy, he isn’t a trooper.”

Comments (7)

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TBOW426 @ 10/15/2015 2:08 PM

Love to see him walk through the doors of the West Virginia State Police academy in 15-16 years as a cadet trooper! Looks like he has what it takes!

R. David @ 10/17/2015 7:46 AM

He knows who really counts.

Ray Fairman @ 10/17/2015 7:52 AM

That young man is why I did my 44 years behind a badge. My leg of the race is over, but he is in training to take up the anchor leg for Team Blue Line and I have all the confidence he will do us very well.

Erik sparks @ 10/17/2015 4:40 PM

As a graduate from an Academy I understand the hard work and comment it takes to be an officer,,started tearing up just reading the post,,good for that young man

S.S. @ 10/19/2015 7:37 AM

Looks like this kid is squared away, and hope he joins those of us in law enforcement.

Long time cop @ 10/21/2015 5:49 PM

As a 47 year veteran, I can tell you this young man has all the makings of an excellent law enforcement officer!

Dreama Mullins @ 1/2/2016 2:48 PM

Braedon is my son and thank you all for your service and your wonderful comments! He def knows the meaning of true respect. Thank you all again! God bless

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