Little boy donates lemonade stand proceeds to Herkimer Police

Several police agencies 'raided' a business in Middleville, Sunday afternoon.

Posted: Jun 28, 2020 9:07 PM

Several police agencies 'raided' a business in Middleville, Sunday afternoon. The proprietor was encouraging underage drinking....of lemonade. Abel Jones isn't old enough to drive, or possibly even ride a bike. But he set up a lemonade stand at his Middleville home Sunday, with plans to donate the proceeds to a local law enforcement agency, just to show his appreciation for them. New York State Trooper, Tara Mc Cormick, the public information officer for Troop T, learned of Abel's plans on social media.

"I shared the post on my own Facebook page and it got some traction from some other law enforcement officers that I'm personally friends with and between a few of us, we decided to put together a surprise visit to show our appreciation for his love of police officers," said Trooper Mc Cormick.

So officers from State Police, Town of Webb, Village of Mohawk Police, Herkimer Police and Herkimer County Sheriff's Office all met in the parking lot of West Canada Valley School and drove, in a caravan, to the boy's home. There, the excited young law enforcement fan happily accepted a snowmobile unit patch and K9 unit patch, as well as some stickers, from the officers. And the officers got more in return than a cold drink on a hot day.

"It's nice to know that people haven't forgotten we're good people, we're human beings, and we love the communities that we work in," said Trooper Mc Cormick.

Abel is donating the money from the lemonade stand to the Herkimer Police Department.

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