Bangor, Maine (News Center) - Bangor Police officers are doing their part this holiday season to make wishes come true for Mainers.
The department says they received a request from a woman in Waldoboro for help getting her Christmas gift which happens to be a 14-week-old rescue Border Collie puppy from Virginia.
“Oddly, Christmas miracles are a specialty of the Bangor Police Department's marginally famous Facebook page.”
As luck would have it, two Bangor Police officers are on their way to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia as part of the convoy for Wreaths Across America.
Lt. Tim Cotton says he floated the idea of the officers bringing back the puppy gift named Tess and the conversation went as follows:
Lt. Tim Cotton: "Can you two bring a puppy back from Virginia after your visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday? I am working on a Christmas miracle."
Officer Jordan Perry: "Yes, let me check with Danny" (Hollers to Danny) "The Lieutenant wants to know if we can pick up a puppy in Virginia and deliver it to Maine."
Officer Danny Place: "Of course."
Officer Jordan Perry: "LT, we can do it. You should also know that Rud (85 year old Maine Troop Greeter from Bangor) doesn't have a ride home to Maine, so we are bringing him as well."
Lt. Tim Cotton: "Sounds good, I will work out the logistics."
Officer Jordan Perry: "Sounds good, this is going to be awesome!"
Lt. Tim Cotton: "The puppy will need to stop to pee and poop!"
Officer Jordan Perry: "That's cool, so do we!"
Lt. Tim Cotton: "Jordan, I figured that part out."