By Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet
A young teen in Rockaway wanted to invite a police officer to her birthday party. However, the teen had a specific officer in mind for the celebration. That officer was P.O. Young from the 100th Precinct.
According to a number of sources, P.O Young has a great rapport with young residents in the community and takes part in a weekly basketball tournament in effort to bridge the divide between police and the community.
Much to the teen’s surprise, P.O. Young showed up with a cake and his partner! As an added bonus, the officers stayed to sing “Happy Birthday” and offered well-wishes for the future.
“The action taken by the officers and the NYPD was more than what I could’ve hoped for,” said the teen.
“I look forward to letting everyone know what the police did for me that day.”