12/21/2012

250 cops drive 12 hours in convoy to fulfill dying boy's wish

They will hand deliver cards, department patches, T-shirts and other gifts for him and his three siblings

Jonathan Phelps
The Salem News

RUSTBERG, Va. — It was a simple Christmas wish from a terminally ill 6-year-old boy more than 600 miles away that has caught the attention of many local police officers this holiday season.

While Nathan Norman from Rustburg, Va., was undergoing a round of chemotherapy in September, he made one simple Christmas wish — to receive cards and letters from police, firefighters and other emergency personnel. His heroes.

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