For his 7th birthday earlier this month, a student at Ocean Knoll Elementary School in Encinitas raised more than $100 to buy bagels for his local sheriff’s station.
Drew Carlin, who turned 7 on May 3, said he wants to be a police officer “because I get to serve the city.” Drew commended the local sheriff’s deputies for their bravery and also said he worries about them as they are out enforcing new public health regulations designed to stop the spread of COVID-19, risking their own health.
Instead of gifts this year, he wanted family and friends to chip in for the bagels, which he and his family delivered to the North Coastal Station on El Camino Real in Encinitas later during his birthday week.
Drew and his family also received a socially-distanced tour of the station, saw some of the interesting gadgets that law enforcement officers use on the job, and saw the inside of a squad car.
In his free time, Drew has been making his own artwork depicting himself as a sheriff.
“We were really moved that the sheriff deputies would be so kind to him through this difficult time,” said Chris Carlin, Drew’s father.