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Josh McConnell
Pass Christian, Mississippi · December 1 at 9:35am · Gulfport, MS ·
On a call this morning down at Courthouse Pier and this little girl walks up to me. She was about 3/4 holding a teddy bear. I heard her mother tell the little girl to tell me. I turned and asked what I could do for her and she hands me her bear. I tried to give it back but she refused. She looked up at me and said it was to keep me safe. I said thank you while trying to keep my voice from cracking. I put the bear on my passenger seat for her to see. Her mother told me that they have a LEO in the family and she always heard everyone tell him to be safe. What a way to make the day better. I did not get her name but she said they were from Texas.

'Tis the season for giving!

Gulfport, Mississippi officer Josh McConnell police officer said he had to fight back tears as a young girl presented him with a new deputy to help keep him safe.



Josh McConnell
Pass Christian, Mississippi · December 1 at 9:50am · Gulfport, MS ·
My new buddy has my six.

McConnell has a guardian bear to protect him, and the memory of the little girl's kindness to treasure forever.
 
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