Florida Boy Calls 911 To Invite Deputies To Thanksgiving
A 5-year-old boy out of Defuniak Springs, FL called 911 while his mom was preparing food to invite local deputies to Thanksgiving.
Monica Webster, Walton County Sheriff’s Office Lead Communications Officer, told the News Herald, “with all the bad calls we take on a daily basis, this one was a welcomed happy call that made all of us smile.”
The boy, Billy Nolin, told the 911 dispatcher to please come over because his family was eating Thanksgiving then immediately hung up.
Billy’s mom, Landi McCormick, was in the the kitchen preparing a Thanksgiving meal with her mother while Billy played outside with his grandfather and little brother. He was playing with an old cellphone when his grandfather noticed him talking to someone.
“I asked him, ‘Why did you do that? You know that you are only supposed to do that if there’s an emergency,’ ” McCormick explained to the News Herald. “He started crying, and just a few minutes later Deputy (Dannon) Byrd from the Sheriff’s Office drove up.”
Billy admitted to calling 911 when asked and was crying when Deputy Dannon Byrd arrived.
“I wanted them to have cheesecake with us,” Billy told the News Herald, explaining why he invited the deputies for dinner. “It’s my favorite, so I wanted them to have some, too.”
The deputy thanked Billy for the invitation then reminded him that 911 should only be used for emergencies. Deputies gave Billy a sheriff’s badge for his kindness though.
“He told us that Billy had made his day,” McCormick said to the News Herald. “But then he reminded him that we should only use 911 for emergencies.”
“They asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up,” McCormick said. “He said, ‘I want to be a cop, so I can be nice to little kids like you are some day.’ ”