Here comes the birthday parade

Coconut Creek's children get extra special birthday quarantines care of the police department

With businesses and schools closed during the pandemic, the children who live Coconut Creek didn’t have many options to celebrate their birthdays. So the Coconut Creek Police Department decided to do something about it. The city started the Birthday Responders program to make these children’s birthdays special despite social distancing. Officers turned on their lights and sirens for exciting caravans, took pictures, gave the children goody bags with pens, stickers, wristbands and other toys, and congratulated the birthday kids—all while practicing social distancing. The Birthday Responders gave joy to 104 children in April and was so successful it was extended through May when they reached more than 200 celebrated. Photos courtesy of Scotty Leamon

1 Comment
  • Debbie D’Amron
    Posted at 17:55h, 09 June Reply

    My daughter turned 17 in April and we had the Coconut Creek police come by and wish her happy birthday. I want thank them for making her day special in these times that we are dealing with thank you very much.

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