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Trending: A 7-Year-Old Boy Was Worried About Speeders Near His Bus Stop; Find Out What He Did About It

This 7-year-old boy was worried about speeders near his bus stop. Find out what he did about it.

A copy of the 7-year-old's letter. Credit: Waterford Police Department [Editor's note: we've removed the child's address and phone number.]
A copy of the 7-year-old's letter. Credit: Waterford Police Department [Editor's note: we've removed the child's address and phone number.]
By Gary Jeanfaivre

Waterford, Connecticut – A 7-year-old is helping make his street a little safer — and it all started with a hand-written letter to the local police department.

Isaiah McLoughlin wrote the police to tell them cars and trucks speeding by his bus stop every morning made him feel unsafe. He gave them his address and phone number and asked that they get in touch to talk about it.

The next day, a Waterford police officer went to the boy's house, took his complaint, and arranged for the department to conduct speed patrols on his road the following day. 

"We thought it was pretty great that this young kid would write his local police," the Waterford Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.

"I'm glad the WPD took his letter seriously and that his parents are bringing him up right," Carole Baier wrote in a comment on the WPD's page. "It's important that everyone's concerns are heard and respected."

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knee jerk April 03, 2014 at 11:04 AM
And everything on Facebook is true LOL & 7 year old "so we can talk about the situation"? LOL PS it still looks like the Chiefs handwriting and leave me alone.
Paige Smith April 03, 2014 at 11:28 AM
a general comment, not everything on FB may be true, but I believe the local police officers when they tell me, in reply to a direct message I sent to them, that a story is true...and why it was posted on other Patch posts (in other words, went viral)...if anyone wants to know...p.s. how would you know it was the chief's handwriting...you live in Maryland, not Connecticut, where this story is from originally
knee jerk April 03, 2014 at 11:40 AM
The "it looks like the Chief's handwriting" is joke. How would I know what the Chief's handwriting looks like (although it is a small local police force).


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