Florida boy calls 911 to invite deputies to Thanksgiving dinner

Posted at 1:16 PM, Nov 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 19:49:18-05

A young boy in the Florida Panhandle wanted to spread a little holiday cheer to his local sheriff’s office but didn’t exactly use the best form of communication.

The Walton County Sheriff's Office posted Thursday on their Facebook page that their communication center received a 911 call from a local resident named Billy.

The child called wanting to invite the sheriff’s office staff and deputies to come eat Thanksgiving dinner with him and his family.


"With all the bad calls we take on a daily basis, this one was a welcomed happy call that made all of us smile," said Lead Communications Officer Monica Webster.

The boy was visited by two deputies who gave him a badge and let him sit in their patrol cars.

The department said “while we do not encourage this use of 911 … we are so honored at the invitation. Thank you Billy for making all of our days here at WCSO."