Chicago Police officers held a birthday party for the son of a wounded fellow officer who was shot in both legs Friday night.
Her wounds left her unable to host the birthday party she had planned for her son on Tuesday.
But as CBS 2 reports, some fellow officers stepped up to help.
“Previously, we actually went out and saw him. The son seemed to be a little down,” said Chicago Police Grand Crossing (3rd) District Cmdr. Roderick Watson. “But we actually made this a special moment for him – even when his mom wasn’t able to get out and do so. So yes, that was a great thing.”
A procession of Chicago Police squad cars and officers in their personal vehicles lined a city street for the occasion of the boy’s 11th birthday. They staged a parade – with sights, sounds, and gifts.
There were plenty of wrapped packages, likely containing gifts related to science. That is the 11-year-old’s favorite subject.
And while the boy’s mother couldn’t carry out the birthday party plans she had for her son, she still gathered the strength to use a walker to come outside and thank her fellow officers for making her son’s birthday so special.
A suspect has been charged in the officer’s shooting. Aaron Jenkins, 26, is charged with two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, and one felony count of aggravated battery.