WALTON COUNTY, Fla. – Dispatchers were initially concerned when they received a 911 call from a young boy on Thanksgiving Day.
On Thursday afternoon, dispatchers at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a call from a young boy named Billy.
However, they soon learned there wasn’t an emergency at his home.
Instead, he invited the deputies and members of the sheriff’s office to come eat Thanksgiving dinner with his family.
“With all the bad calls we take on a daily basis, this one was a welcomed happy call that made all of us smile,” said Monica Webster, a lead communications officer with the sheriff’s department.
Although officials say they do not encourage people to call 911 for non-emergencies, it was a moment that brightened their day.
Two deputies stopped by Billy’s home to give him a badge and let him sit in their patrol cars.