Covington County Sheriff’s Office
A little girl in Covington, Mississippi, just wanted to spread the love to law enforcement.
Mylah, age 6, called 911 recently but quickly hung up. When dispatchers called back to make sure everything was okay, Mylah had a message for the first responders.
Dispatcher: Hello, this is 911, we had a call from this number.
Mylah: Hey, um, I need y’all to tell the sheriff, tomorrow.
Dispatcher: Tell the sheriff what.
Mylah: That I love him and I love all of y’all.
Dispatcher: OK, I will make sure that I get that to him, OK?
The message led to a surprise visit from the sheriff himself, who was personally touched by the message.
Sheriff Perkins went out of his way to contact Mylah’s family and surprised her at her home one day, hugging her and giving her gifts, including a basket full of school supplies and a sheriff’s office challenge coin.
“Everybody at the sheriff’s department said we’ve got to find out who this little girl is,” Perkins explained.
Before Perkins left, Mylah gave him a special drawing of a red heart.
“I’ll come visit you at school, OK?” Perkins told Mylah before he left.
Mylah is entering first grade at Seminary Elementary School.