Girl, 8, travels country to hug police officers

The young girl is on a mission to hug a cop from every state in the country

By PoliceOne Staff

DETROIT — A young girl is continuing her mission to hug a law enforcement officer from every state in the country.

WJBK reports that several Detroit Police Department officers were the latest to receive a hug from 8-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin. 

Rosalyn, who’s from Louisiana,even hugged Alice, a bomb-sniffing yellow labrador retriever, according to Detroit News

“You’re a little angel, and the police officers love you,” Police Chief James Craig told Rosalyn. “This is special.”

Michigan is the 28th state she’s visited since she started her mission, which was prompted by the ambush killings of five Dallas officers in 2016. Rosalyn’s mother, Angie, said her daughter was “on a God mission.”

“After those officers were killed, she said, ‘I’ve got to do something,’” Angie said. “So she decided to do this.”

Rosalyn attended a barbecue put on by the PD and even got to ride in a police helicopter. Craig said he and the other officers appreciated the young girl’s actions, especially during a time “when police officers in some instances are under fire.”

A GoFundMe page was set up to help pay for Rosalyn’s travel.


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