'Community minded' Louis rewarded with visit from traffic cop hero - The Coventry Observer

11th Aug, 2022

'Community minded' Louis rewarded with visit from traffic cop hero

John Carlon 20th Apr, 2020

POLICE have congratulated a community-minded youngster with a passion for motorbikes.

Officers in Coventry said a special ‘thank you’ to four-year-old Louis Owen, who has painted rainbows for his elderly neighbours.

They dropped in on the budding bobby as he ‘looks out for others in his community.’

The pint-sized PC event has a replica uniform and mini police-style bike.

Sergeant Mitch Darby stopped by for a quick chat and to praise and thank Louis for his efforts.

Although the interaction needed to be brief and safely done given the current climate, it’s hoped to arrange for Louis to see a police base at closer quarters in the future.

Sgt Darby, from the West Midlands Police Traffic Unit, said: “It was heartwarming to hear how Louis had taken it upon himself to make sure his elderly neighbours were well and paint rainbows for homes in the street.

“I made arrangements with his mum to pass by when on patrol and have a quick chat. I asked him to keep up the good work and carry on keeping everyone safe.

“Louis is such a lovely lad and even made a rainbow to display on the bike, which I did for the rest of the day. He is already showing the signs of an excellent police officer with his desire to help others and I look forward to seeing him again in the future.”

Mum Anita said: “We’re so grateful to Sgt Darby and it really made Louis’ day when he dropped by. It is something he will remember for a long time.

“Louis loved just how much his bike looked like a police one and his highlight was the siren.

“It was a lovely distraction during these difficult times and we’re so thankful for everything the police do for us all.

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