With Two Words, 10-Year-Old Girl Brings Police Officers to Tears


Savannah Solis delivered hundreds of thank-you notes to police officers across Texas. (Credit: KXAN via CNN)

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A 10-year-old Texas girl spent her winter break writing hundreds of thank you notes to police officers in New York and her home state of Texas.

Savannah Solis was inspired to reach out by the deaths of two NYPD officers who were shot and killed in their patrol car in December, according to TV station KXAN in Austin, Texas.

Over the weekend she delivered many of those letters in person at police stations across Texas, the station reported.

"You’re my heroes. I want to say, don’t stop, please don’t give up," Solis wrote in one of her letters. "Many do not care or appreciate the sacrifices that you make every day, but I do. Many are standing with me today to let you know that you matter. Officers across Texas, you matter to me. Officers in New York City, you matter to me. Officers all across America, you matter to me. Please keep taking care of us.”

Her mother said Savannah has always had a special love for police officers.

“She wants to get as many autographs as possible because they’re her heroes. She doesn’t look at celebrities like that, she does law enforcement. She adores them,” said Debbie Solis said.

“I was so proud. The words she spoke from her heart touched every single officer. I noticed everybody was trying to blink back tears. That’s what it’s all about,”  Asst. Chief Jessica Robledo of the Austin Police Department told KXAN. “She’s an old soul. She knows the right thing to say, and I don’t think she even realizes the impact of her words to these officers and this department.”

KXAN and CNN contributed to this story.

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