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Officer surprises 5-year-old at her police-themed birthday party

By Alex Acquisto, BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine — A police officer crashed a birthday party on May 13 in Augusta, but it wasn’t because partygoers were causing a ruckus.

Officer Brad Chase of the Augusta Police Department, surprised 5-year-old Evie at her police-themed birthday party as a sort of real-life mascot. Chase posed for a few photo opportunities with the smiling birthday girl, who apparently is Chase’s “self-professed No. 1 fan,” according to the post on the police department’s Facebook page.

Evie, clad in her own tiny police hat and uniform, posed for a picture with Chase behind her birthday cake, which had police-uniform blue frosting, a black frosting tie, handcuffs and caution tape on top. In keeping with the police officer theme, mini pizzas and donuts were also served at the party and a game of pin-the-badge-on-the-police-officer was played.

The pictures posted to the department’s Facebook page on May 14 received nearly 600 likes and were shared 50 times.

“Community policing at its best,” one commenter wrote.

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