An act of kindness from an anonymous child has made a big impact on the Clearfield Borough Police Department.
Assistant chief Nathan Curry got back to the station at 3:30 in the morning after a long night of calls. What he discovered surprised him. Taped to the front door of the police station was a note of appreciation from anonymous child referred to by Curry as the “good deed kid.” The woes of the night were immediately forgotten.
WTAJ News reported that the gift card and appreciative note from the child became the talk of the small Pennsylvania town’s department, leading officers to wonder what may have inspired the child to write the note.
“We never know. It’s just, the unknown is what the great part is,” Curry said. “What impact have we had on this child?”
Clearfield County District Attorney Ryan Sayers says the impact the good deed has had on the officers is huge and always brightens the day.
“I know how much it brightens their day and really makes the job worthwhile for them whenever they get a little recognition or thanks for the hard work that they do,” Sayers said.
Officers hope that the unexpected gift will lead to a chain of other good deeds within the department and the community.
Curry said that the note will be framed and hung in the hallway immediately upon entering the building so everyone can see it and be reminded that someone out there appreciates what they do.
“That just gives them that reassurance that whatever we’re doing is making an impact and that there are people out there that really do care,” Curry said.