CHISAGO COUNTY, Minn. (KMSP) - The Chisago County sheriff’s office did its part to help a Kansas City boy collect police department patches from across the country Friday.
The five-year-old boy’s name is Connor and his father, Wyandotte Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Roher, was killed along with another deputy in June during an inmate transport.
Connor now hopes to decorate a Thin Blue Line flag with the patches in his father's honor.
On Friday, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office posted a picture of their patch and a letter accompanying it. The plan is to send the package to Connor.
Connor's dad was killed in the line of duty on June 15. This 5 year old is now collecting patches to go on his bedroom wall alongside his thin blue line flag.— Chisago Co Sheriff (@ChisagoCountySO) July 20, 2018
Please share this with other law enforcement agencies on Twitter and let's send a ton of different patches to Connor. pic.twitter.com/w2v9QijKbk
“We heard about your patch collection you are doing and wanted to send you one of ours,” says the letter from Sgt. Kyle Puelston. “We hope this is one of many, many patches you receive from law enforcement agencies across the nation!”
The letter included a brief description of where Chisago County is and how to pronounce its name.
“We feel very honored that our patch will be among others surrounding your Thin Blue Line flag in your room,” Puelston wrote.
The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department is the organizing agency collecting the patches for Connor’s flag.
The patches can be addressed to “Patches for Connor” and sent to 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, KS, 66101.
In its announcement, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office asked more Minnesota departments to fill Connor’s flag.
“Please share this with other law enforcement agencies on Twitter and let’s send a ton of different patches to Connor,” read the tweet.
The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office posted a video on Facebook this week asking other law enforcement, fire, emergency medical and correctional departments to send their patches, too.