Police Officers On Wreaths Across America Convoy Agree To Deliver Rescue Pup

Two police officers with the Bangor Maine Police Department are helping to make a Waldoboro woman’s Christmas wish come true. The officers, who are currently on the Wreaths Across America convoy, were asked if they could pick up a  14-week-old border collie puppy named Tessa for a woman who had reached out to the Department with the special request.

On Thursday, the Department explained how the request came about:

It’s real, and there are plenty of places left in America which are exactly like this (shameless plug for being neighborly). The lady from Waldoboro, Maine was an avid reader of our page, wrote a very convincing request, and found a sucker who likes all puppies. She wins.

Tessa needs to be transported from Virginia to Maine, but the woman wasn’t able to drive to make the drive herself…the Department commented on its ability to make the woman’s Christmas wish a reality, “Oddly, Christmas miracles are a specialty of the Bangor Police Department’s marginally famous Facebook page. It is not lost on this guy that we just happen to have two of our probationary elves on a mission to Arlington National Cemetery on the Wreaths Across America – Official Page convoy. You might see where this is going.”

Sure enough, the officers on the Wreaths Across America convoy were willing and able to transport little Tessa to her new home. The rather comical conversation was shared with the Department’s Facebook followers:

TC: “Can you two bring a puppy back from Virginia after your visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday? I am working on a Christmas miracle.”

Officer Jordan Perry: “Yes, let me check with Danny” (Hollers to Danny) “The Lieutenant wants to know if we can pick up a puppy in Virginia and deliver it to Maine.”

Officer Danny Place: “Of course.”

Officer Jordan Perry: “LT, we can do it. You should also know that Rud (85 year old Maine Troop Greeter from Bangor) doesn’t have a ride home to Maine, so we are bringing him as well.”

TC: “Sounds good, I will work out the logistics.”

Officer Jordan Perry: “Sounds good, this is going to be awesome!”

TC: “The puppy will need to stop to pee and poop!”

Officer Jordan Perry: “That’s cool, so do we!”

TC: “Jordan, I figured that part out.”

Officer Jordan Perry: “And that’s why you are a lieutenant.”

And that is how the Christmas Miracle puppy delivery business began…the Department offered a few words of advice to everyone:

“Keep your hand’s to yourself, leave other people’s things alone, and be kind to one another. It’s Christmas, do someone else a favor this season.”

Tessa will hop on board her “sleigh” ride home after the wreaths are delivered  Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday. Stay tuned to the Bangor Maine Police Department Facebook page for humorous posts that you don’t want to miss.

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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.


  1. Vickie Sneddon says:

    I love the sense of humor! It warms my heart so much to read this page every day. It’s my daily dose of feel good! ♡

  2. Janice D.u.c.h. Dickinson says:

    Nice job Maine Police Dept. A Christmas wish came through. Great job officers.

  3. Janice Such Dickinson says:

    Real nice of the Maine Police Dept..a Christmas wish will come through. Great job officers.

  4. Elaine Whinston says:

    What a wonderful story! Kudos to those fine men in blue!

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