Trending: A 7-Year-Old Boy Was Worried About Speeders Near His Bus Stop; Find Out What He Did About It
This 7-year-old boy was worried about speeders near his bus stop. Find out what he did about it.
Waterford, Connecticut – A 7-year-old is helping make his street a little safer — and it all started with a hand-written letter to the local police department.
Isaiah McLoughlin wrote the police to tell them cars and trucks speeding by his bus stop every morning made him feel unsafe. He gave them his address and phone number and asked that they get in touch to talk about it.
The next day, a Waterford police officer went to the boy's house, took his complaint, and arranged for the department to conduct speed patrols on his road the following day.
"We thought it was pretty great that this young kid would write his local police," the Waterford Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.
"I'm glad the WPD took his letter seriously and that his parents are bringing him up right," Carole Baier wrote in a comment on the WPD's page. "It's important that everyone's concerns are heard and respected."
Trending on Patch is a category showcasing popular stories from across Patch's network of 900 local news sites.