When a 4 year old girl wants to wear a costume of a Police officer and sees that it is “for boys” it is a pretty big deal. It becomes a game changer for them. In fact if you know anything about kids it can change their entire outlook on things that can last a lifetime. So when some of Portland’s Finest who also happen to be some of Portland’s ladies herd tell of this they wanted to set the story straight with 4 year old Kinley Goertler. But it didn’t end there.
Kinley Goertler aged 4 wanted to wear a Police Costume and found that it was for Boys. Being very disappointing, she asked her mother if it was only for boys because of the packaging. Her mother tried explaining to her that both boys and girls can be Police officers but sometimes the message is better when you get it straight from the source.
Kinley’s mother posted a message on her social media and a friend of her’s who happens to be a Police Officer got a few of her fellow female officers to pose for a photo and then sent it to Kinley. That started a chain reaction of events. One thing began leading to another, one good deed that makes a child feel good, leads to another and another right down the line.
Soon Kinley would be wearing that uniform, walking hand and hand with one of the officers to a real Police car. She would be inside it, working the lights, siren and seeing how it feels to sit behind the wheel of a cruiser. She made some new friends as other Officers took note as well, the many women of law enforcement showed up to Kinleys delight.
Soon she was receiving pictures from a lot of places including photos as far as NY. To date there are only 11 states that are left for Kinley to hear from. They are as follows: Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, West Virginia, Rhode Island and Michigan.
If you are a female Officer wishing to participate, please go to her facebook page with a photo of yourself in Uniform with an appropriate note.
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