8-Year-Old "Officer" Sells Lemonade to Honor Fallen Heroes
When he found out that officers lost their lives in the line of duty, he knew he had to help honor them.
There's no question about what Oliver Davis wants to be when he grows up. The 8-year-old from Overland Park, KS been a vocal supporter of law enforcement in his community, well, since he could talk.
Oliver started holding lemonade stands in 2017 to raise funds for fallen EMT, firefighters and police officers in the Kansas City area. He uses the money to buy Tribute Stones as part of the state's Honor Campaign, which supports fallen officers by telling their stories.
Oliver's commitment to the Leawood Police Department is so strong that they granted him an official uniform and honorary "officer" status so that he can dress the part. He even has a mini police motorcycle that he uses to visit nursing homes in the area and hand out flowers to the residents. As if that isn't adorable enough, the pint-sized officer gives out free hugs along with the flowers, and the seniors are ticketed for being cute.
Ready for a cuteness overload? Here's a video of "Officer" Oliver delivering 'citations' to seniors at a retirement home in Missouri...
Despite the frigid temperatures in Kansas City over the weekend, Officer Oliver was outside selling lemonade and doughnuts, all to honor the men and women he calls his 'heroes.'
"They risked their lives for us and our community," Oliver told KSHB-TV . "Their memories have to live on."
Officers from all over the city came to visit their pint-sized colleague and contribute to his cause.
"We love him so much. He does a lot for the law enforcement community," Leawood Police Officer Emily Craighead said about Oliver.
Oliver poses with members of the Overland Park Police Department.
Oliver's friends from Morningside Place Senior Living even stopped by to show their support. They were greeted with cups of lemonade and lots of hugs, of course.
Oliver's parents have encouraged his growing passion for law enforcement and they're always willing to help him in his efforts to support the 'boys (and girls) in blue' n their community.
"We have been to all the stations, we have helped out as much as we can with any of the fundraisers, we go bring them up cookies all the time, and we go tour the stations," his mother, Brandi Davis, said. "I think to have such positive recognition is amazing."
For anyone that lives outside of the Kansas City area and can't make it to one of Officer Oliver's lemonade stands, you can still make a donation to the Honor Campaign by visiting the organization's website .
(Source: images & video Brandi Davis Facebook )