LABELLE — “Mommy can I have a pen,” asked 5-year-old Patrick Zimmerman.
Patrick and his mother, Chrissy Zimmerman, were school shopping at Wal-Mart the weekend of Aug. 1-2 when Patrick suddenly asked his mom for a pen because his “hero” was there. When his mother asked him what hero, he said the police officer. Chrissy handed her son her pen and he walked up to Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nester Echevarria and asked him to “sign his paper.” Chrissy went on to say that at first Sgt. Echevarria seemed a bit confused until she whispered to him that Patrick wanted his autograph. Sgt. Echevarria smiled and signed his school supply list.
Chrissy said it made her son’s day and he told everyone he saw at Wal-Mart and at home that his hero signed his paper.
We want to extend a sincere thank you to Chrissy Zimmerman for contacting us about this. You and Patrick made our day.
Good Luck to Patrick as you begin your first day of kindergarten!