February 6, 2016 Lansing, Michigan 11 year old Jeremie Bordua celebrated his birthday thanking Police officers and they reciprocated. Jeremie Bordua wants to be a Police Officer when he gets older and has noticed that Police Officers are getting a lot of bad publicity. He believes that they are being picked on and he can relate to that. He has been quoted as saying “It feels like they get bullied bad like I do, I just wanted to do this for them.”
Knowing that throwing a big birthday party for Police officers to celebrate with him would cost some money Jeremie started over 9 months ago making and selling Cookies for $5.00 a dozen while using a GoFundme account.
He posted this photo to advertise what he was doing as part of his message.
He raised over $9,000.00 and his message got out gathering quite a bit of media attention. When asked why he would do such a thing he said “I want to throw them a thank-you party so they know I believe in them,”
Officers were encouraged and stopped by and thanked him for his support
as well as sending him tee shirts, hats and patches from around the country.
On Saturday his event finally arrived. About 250 people and 60 Officers attended the party to thank him for his support including officers who flew in for the event from out of state.
The venue ended up being donated to Bordua so he donated all the
proceeds of his fundraising to the Lansing Police Explorer Post. Where he has participated as an explorer himself even though that is normally for kids between the ages of 14 and 21. He was even able to participate with the Lansing S.W.A.T. Team.
On Jeremie’s big day he was made an Honorary Lansing Police Officer by Lansing Police Chief Michael Yankowski who was in attendance at the party and given his own Police Uniform as well.