Members of the Norton Police Department travelled to Virginia Wednesday to fulfill the Christmas wish of a very special boy.
The dying wish of 5-year-old Nathan Norman was to receive cards from police, fire and EMS personnel. Patrolmen Bryan King and James Cameron were among the 260 officers from 83 agencies who made the trip. Members of the Norton Police Honor Guard, they were a part of a caravan of approximately 100 police cruisers along Route 495.
Norton Police Chief Brian Clark said the department heard about Nathan’s wish through social media. Nick Precourt, a Norton Special Police Officer, was the first officer to bring it to the department’s attention. Burlington Police Department coordinated the trip.
“Police officers are a caring and fraternal group,” Clark said. “Young children who are ill or injured have a special place in the hearts of police officers and we, as a fraternal group, go to a great extent to take care of them. The officers are very excited to participate and bring Christmas joy to Nathan.”
The officers are due back Thursday evening.