Jarrell Turner, a 11-year-old boy had a birthday surprise Thursday morning outside his Hilltop home by members of the city police department.

Master Cpl. Lorne Peterson and Sr. Cpl. Robert Steele, two officers and Jarrell met this past weekend when Peterson and Steele stopped to play a game of basketball in Judy Johnson Park with local kids.

Though Jarrell didn’t beat the police officers on the court, he them wowed by getting straight As, his love of playing basketball with his friends and he had a birthday coming up. His mother, Donna Wright, confirmed to the officers that what Jarrell told them was true.

Banding together, officers from the Hilltop district pulled together enough money to buy Jarrell a basketball-themed birthday cake, a new basketball and tickets to see the Philadelphia 76ers.

These moments are what makes police work fun, said Master Cpl. Lorne Peterson, especially when working with kids like Jarrell.

Read the full article at DelawareOnline.com

Stay Up-to-Date on Everything Wilmington
Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter!

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *


You May Also Like

Le Dîner en Blanc is Almost Here!

Image courtesy of dinerenblanc.com. One of the more exclusive events of our time is ...


Technically Delaware’s 3rd Annual Delaware Innovation Week is November 3rd – 11th, 2017

Delaware Innovation Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Delaware, brought ...

wilmusic fest 2019

Kicking off festival season: WILMUSIC Fest 2019!

Love local music? Looking for a  family-friendly event that gets everyone outside? Stop by ...

Bar with drinks

Wilmington’s Own, Bardea, Named Semi-Finalist For Prestigious National Award

Wilmington has many amazing restaurants throughout the city. While some have recently seen attention ...


[caption id="attachment_1619" align="aligncenter" width="538"] A first glimpse of what Chelsea Plaza will look like ...

Copyright © 2019 WilmToday.com
Designed and Developed in Partnership with
Tapp Network - Mission-driven Marketing & Technology
Located in Wilmington, DE