Video: Fla. officers flash lights at children’s hospital to say goodnight
Children at a Florida hospital received a special goodnight thanks to several police officers
By PoliceOne Staff
ORLANDO, Fla. — Children at a Florida hospital received a special “goodnight” from several police officers.
WOFL reports that Orlando police continued their tradition of lining up outside the hospital and flashing their lights at the windows. The children inside the building then flash their own lights back at the officers as a way to say “goodnight” to each other.
The Orlando PD said the event means a lot to the officers involved.
The department was inspired to start the tradition after reading a story of a PD in Rhode Island doing a similar gesture, according to WKMG.
Police Chief John Mina said the OPD will continue the tradition every month at several Central Florida hospitals.
TONIGHT: OPD Officers will line up their patrol cars & flash their #goodnightlights to children at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children At the same time, the children flash their room lights back, and then officers get to meet the kids! We are establishing a new tradition and the kids and the officers love it!Posted by Orlando Police Department on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
TONIGHT: The tradition continues - OPD Officers line up their patrol cars & flash their #goodnightlights to children at @APH. The children flash their room lights back. These events mean so much to our officers! pic.twitter.com/00Q0ZEmMGO— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) January 16, 2018