Texas girl is on a mission to thank all police officers

A 10-year-old Texas girl was so moved by the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers that she decided to take it upon herself to thank as many police officers as possible.

Savannah Solis of Tyler, Texas visited the Mansfield Police Department on Monday with hundreds of colorful and handwritten thank you cards. While there, she spoke on the phone to several other police chiefs in North Texas, thanking them for all they do.

"My goal is to tell as many officers as I can that I love them and I am thankful for all that they do for us," she said.

It all started when she thanked an officer on Christmas Eve. Then she started making cards. With the help of social media, she and her parents were suddenly meeting with officers and chiefs from across the state.

Mansfield Chief Tracy Aaron heard about Savannah's mission and jumped in to help, coordinating meet and greets at eight different departments.

"Our officers are human just like everybody else and they like to know that they are doing a good job and they really are," said Chief Aaron.

Savannah has already thanked officers in Austin and Dallas. She also sent a box of cards to the 41st Precinct in the Bronx.

She spent her Christmas break making over 500 cards because she was moved by the murders of Officer Wenjian Liu, a 7-year veteran of the NYPD, and Officer Raphael Ramos, who joined the force two years ago.

"We saw how serious she was. When we saw that, we thought we have to support her in this," said Debbie Solis, Savannah's mother.

Savannah dreams of a career in law enforcement. The Mansfield Police Department gave her a tour and welcomed her to sit inside a police cruiser.

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