GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Who says kids don't write thank you notes anymore? Two little boys, ages 6 and 7, are going out of their way to deliver messages of gratitude to coast police departments.
LJ and Zack Phillips live in Slidell, where they're known as the "Sticky Note Bandits." Their mom, Caitlin, said it all started last summer when the boys started leaving sticky notes of support on patrol cars in the area.
This summer, they decided to spread their good vibes across the state line into Mississippi. So far they've visited with officers in Picayune, Poplarville, Waveland, Long Beach, Pass Christian, and Gulfport. And they say more stops are on the wishlist!
Here they are in Long Beach:
During their visit to Gulfport, the boys walked around placing notes on patrol car windows with messages like, "Our hero of the road!" When they finished, they were surprised with a special gift from Chief Leonard Papania - junior patrol badges.
LJ and Zack asked where they put "the bad guys," so officers gave them a tour of the station.
Earlier this week, the pair was spotted in Pearl River County. Detective Danny Hunter "caught them in the act" and posted pictures to Facebook with the boys.
Mom said Zachary wants to be a police officer when he grows up, but she told him "he needs to learn to drive first."