‘Bye Daddy, We Love You!’ Officer Helps Kids Send Message as Navy Dad Deploys

Officer James Weaver of the San Diego Police Department allowed Rileigh, 4, and Austin Buetow, 2, to bid farewell to their dad over his patrol car public-address system as he was about to leave on a ship for deployment from Shelter Island on Jan. 5.

Military wife Brettany Buetow posted two pictures on Facebook of her children speaking into a San Diego police officer’s patrol car speaker – they were telling their dad they loved him one last time. Their dad was on the USS Carl Vinson that was heading toward the Pacific Ocean.

Officer James Weaver was thrilled to help Rileigh & Austin and we thank all of you for your service to our country.

Posted by San Diego Police Department on Saturday, January 7, 2017



“Shout out to the San Diego Police Officer who pulled up next to us and asked if Rileigh and Austin wanted to tell their daddy they loved him as his ship went by, leaving for deployment. They got to speak into the microphone and say, “bye daddy, we love you!!”

I am so grateful for ALL of the men and women in uniform who serve and protect our country!”

SDPD shared Buetow’s post and identified their officer as James Weaver.  Since, thousands of people liked the officer’s kind gesture.



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