The 100th Day of School around the country brings a lot of different class projects but the one we heard about out of Lexington (SC) from WLTX was as neat as they come. While teachers ask their students to bring 100 items of something to celebrate the 100th day of school, one Carolina Springs Elementary Student took it to the next level.
Six-year-old Braxton Redding shocked his first grade class on the 100th day of school when he made up the names and faces of fallen officers from around the nation and placed 100 of them on a cape that he wore.
His father, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Chad Redding was excited to help. Out of the 129 officers that died in the line of duty in 2016, three of them were from South Carolina. Columbia Officer Stacy Case and Officer Forest Acres Officer Greg Alia were among those honored on Braxton’s cape.
On behalf of Law Officer, we love what Braxton did and we encourage everyone reading this to match Braxton by donating 100 of something to the Officer Down Memorial Page. Whether it is $100 or 100 pennies, please consider it and thank you Braxton for what you did.
Travis Yates, Editor In Chief
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