Jersey City officer makes teen’s day by being escort to prom: #BlueFriday
NJ police officers go above and beyond on a daily basis. Unfortunately though, many times, those efforts get lost in the shuffle and aren't reported by the media. This is why I started #BlueFriday, to applaud special efforts our NJ police officers that go above and beyond the call of duty.
This week we are honoring a Jersey City police officer for making a young girl's day at the prom, even more special. Jersey City Police Officer Sean Connors took the time away from his schedule to be an escort for a young lady to her prom. The girl's mother Jeanie wrote us this note on Facebook:
On May 27 my autistic daughter, Samantha, will have her HS prom. She is feeling like a princess thanks to JCPD officer Sean Connors, who accepted to be her prom escort!!
McNair HS offers Special Needs Children classes ... which few know about. Sean Connors was volunteering his time and got to know the students an made a connection with my child. When asked, he said "it would be my honor." He deserves recognition for his kind heart!!
Jersey City Officer Connors embodies everything we'e tried to highlight on #BlueFriday. Officer Connors went above and beyond the call of duty to make Samantha's day. These are the special kinds of stories that the public needs to hear!
Here's what I had to say about it on air Friday morning:
Congratulations to Jersey City Police Officer Connors on being this week's #BlueFriday honoree.