Bright Spots: Northport Police spreading Halloween happiness

Northport Police

You’ve been Booed! Northport Police Department is getting in the Halloween spirit, and officers have been dropping off Halloween bags filled with NPD goodies, a few sweet treats and a “We’ve been Booed” card on doorsteps around the community.

They ask families who have been “booed” to place their card in their window and play along so Northport Police can see how many people they can “Boo” before Halloween!

“It is just a good way for us to get out into the community and interact with kids,” said Northport Police Department Community Relations Officer Haley Abbett.

Officer Anthony Thomas was kind enough to let WVUA 23 tag along on his “Boo” shift one day.

“This is a little personal to me,” Thomas said. ” Because I grew up for a period in public housing when my mom was young and getting on her feet.  Seeing the kids, it just brightens my day.”

Brayden Foster was the first child we “Booed!”

“Police officers save our communities and keep us safe,” he said.

While the kids enjoyed their candy, Thomas also talked to them about Halloween safety.

“We are going to stay together and not talk to strangers,” 12-year-old Brianna Gardner assured him.

If you know a child who would like to be “Booed” you can contact Northport Police Department.

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