Elmo doll given to the New York police officer by the girl, 3, so he wouldn’t ‘just work’

Gabby, 3, gave the police a doll elmo, so we would not only when he was on patrol.

(Blasdell Police)

A young girl in the west of the state of New York went out of her way to be a police officer to ensure that he is never alone while on patrol.

The Blasdell Police Department says in a Facebook post last Tuesday that a three-year-old girl named Gabby stopped by to drop off thin blue and red line flags to the police and fire officials.

“Blasdell Police and the Fire department thank you Gabby, a 3 year-old village resident who gave the thin blue and red line flags and Elmo on the departments,” the post read. “We would like to thank Gabby and her family for the support, and a beautiful gesture.”


The department posted photos of the two with Elmo for the pop set was on duty.

Elmo went on patrol with the officer before he was placed on a new assignment to watch over the three-year-old girl.

(Blasdell Police)

Gabby’s mother, Eileen ORourk Yesis, posted about the experience on Facebook.

Yesis told that her daughter wanted to give to the officer Elmo because he “works all alone. He has a friend.”

“We find the police officer and asked if we could have a moment of his time,” she told the website. “Gabby looked at him and raised her arms to show him the Elmo and said,” I want my Elmo, so you are not alone.'”

She later explained on Facebook that both Rob Hefner, the mayor of the village is located south of Buffalo, and the action officer came along to inform them that Elmo had completed the Police Academy and was now in full uniform.”

“The Officer explained Elmo wanted to come home to keep Gabby safe and watch over her. Thank you Officers for all you do. Stay safe,” she wrote.

Elmo is now back in Gabby’s room, and the girl says that she wants to be a police officer when she grows up.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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