Student thanks Clearwater officer for being a ‘second mom’

Clearwater Police Department photo

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – This is a note you must read. The Clearwater Police Department shared a photo of a letter a Countryside High School student gave to Officer Cathi Long.

Long was named the Pinellas County School District school resource officer of the year. “Our officers do a lot more than just protect and serve in their everyday jobs,” police said.

Here’s what the note says:

“Dear Officer Long,

Thank you for being basically my second mom, because you’ve helped me so much with getting back on track to graduate, or when if I was having a bad day I could just come to your office and vent to you about what’s going on at home. When I walk across that stage I’m going (to) give you the biggest hug ever because you made this possible for me. You never gave up on me and that’s what I cherish most. I love you, Officer Long. Happy Teacher/Mentor Appreciation Week.”

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