E. Texas girl delivers homemade thank-you cards to police officers

E. Texas girl delivers homemade thank-you cards to police officers
Savannah’s parents say she’s always had a big heart for law enforcement. (Source: KLTV Staff)
Savannah’s parents say she’s always had a big heart for law enforcement. (Source: KLTV Staff)
Savannah says her goal is to meet and take a picture with more than one hundred police officers. (Source: Solis Family)
Savannah says her goal is to meet and take a picture with more than one hundred police officers. (Source: Solis Family)

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - As thousands of law enforcement officers gathered Saturday to pay their respects to the officers killed in New York, people across the country are joining in solidarity. In East Texas, a 10-year-old girl is showing her support by delivering more than 250 unique, homemade thank-you cards to East Texas police officers.

After seeing the outpour of support for the slain officers in New York, Savannah says she had an idea.

"I got a little sad, so I wanted to hand them out to people so I can know them and be thankful for what they do for us," she says.

She adds, "Me and my mom were talking about things that were happening to officers, so I wanted to do something special for them," says Savannah Solis. "I feel safe, and I feel thankful for what they do every day. They risk their lives for all of us," she says.

"Thank you cards are everywhere. She has spent a lot of time, instead of [going] out, riding a bike or playing, she's been working on these thank you cards," says Debbie Solis, Savannah's mom.

Savannah's parents say she's always had a big heart for law enforcement.

"When they're parked out in the church parking lot, she would try to sneak out cupcakes or goodies to them. She's always wanted to do something for them," says Debbie.

Savannah delivered cards and collected autographs from officers at the Tyler and Whitehouse Police Department and the Tyler DPS office.

"I was touched that she wanted their autograph. That's what she calls it. They're her heroes, so she's getting as many autographs as possible," says Debbie Solis.

"It's touching to see her do this, but at the same time we're very thankful that we have officers that risk themselves daily," says Scott Solis, Savannah's dad.

Savannah plans to visit four more East Texas police departments Tuesday with this special message:

"Dear police officer, my name is Savannah Solis, and I am ten years old. I just wanted to say thank you for taking care of us every day. You are my hero. I'm so glad we have you. You're so brave too. I hope you like the chocolates. I pray that God will protect you. Please keep watching out for us. Love, Savannah."

Savannah will be in Dallas on Friday to deliver more thank-you cards and plans to mail her cards to officers in New York this week. She says her goal is to meet and take a picture with more than 100 police officers.

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