Students and staff at St. Kilian School surprised Hartford Police Officer Mike Cummings on Friday afternoon.
Principal Jenny Trimberger said, “He had no idea why we asked him to visit the school. When he entered the lunchroom, the kiddos and staff welcomed him with applause and cheers, much to his surprise.”
Eighth grade teacher Mrs. Biersack introduced Officer Cummings to the students and staff.
“She explained he was invited to the school, so we could show our appreciation to him and the rest of the Hartford Police Department,” said Trimberger.
Each class presented a bag of candy to Officer Cummings that represented something about the police and what they deal with while on duty.
To the Hartford police department
St. Kilian School would like to show our appreciation to all the law enforcement officers. Thank you for putting your lives on the line every day for us in order to keep us and our community safe. We want you to know that we appreciate your dedication, commitment, and service to the community of Hartford.
Paydays: we know you don’t do it for the money
Smarties: to give you wisdom for split second decisions
Life savers: to remind you of the many times you have been one
Gum: to help everyone stick together
Peppermints: to help you keep your cool
Dum-dum’s: because you probably deal with a lot of them
Laffy taffy: to remind you that laughter is a great stress reliever
Hershey’s kisses: to show our love for all you do
milky ways: because you are all “out of this world”
3 musketeers: because you are all for one and one for all
Andes mints: thank you for your commit”mint” to our community.
Gum: Because you stick together.
Milky Way: Because you are out of this world.
Smarties: Because you need to make smart choices and split – second decisions.
Lifesavers: For all the times you have been one.
Three Musketeers: All for one and one for all.
Laffy Taffy: Laughter is a great stress reliever.
Pay Day: Because you aren’t in it for the money.
Officer Cummings thanked the staff and students for the candy and said he loves his job and the Hartford community.
Photos courtesy Jenny Trimberger