Three months after a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso Texas, a 9-year-old who saved his mother's life was honored by a Boston police department.
"I was watching Telemundo and I saw the little boy named Eduardo doing an interview," said Lt. Clara Molina, of the UMass Boston Police Department.
In the interview, Eduardo Mier recounted how he pulled his mother's hand to get her to evacuate the store when she was overcome by fear. He also mentioned that he wanted to become a police officer and save lives when he grew up, which really touched Molina.
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So members of the Boston police department reached out to departments across the country and Canada telling Eduardo's story and asking to contribute in any way to thank him.
Close to 50 agencies participated, Chief Donald Baynard said, from the FBI to New York City's SWAT team. They sent everything from patches to coins, while the UMass Boston officers "got some money together and bought him an iPad — we figured he could use it," Maynard said.
Two officers flew from Boston to Texas to deliver the gifts to Eduardo, who's now 10, in person, along with the El Paso Police Department.
Eduardo said he felt very happy to meet the officers and take a ride in their police car. His mother, Ana, said she hopes the outpouring of support from the law enforcement community has helped her son cope with the tragedy.
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