According to CBS 2, "An 8-year-old Cedar Rapids boy celebrated his birthday with his superheroes - Cedar Rapids first responders."

His name is Finn, and he wanted to spend his special day with the CRPD. He was able to eat pizza with them, assist with roll call, and even hand out assignments to officers. This sounds like an awesome birthday party!

At the end of the night, the officers sang Happy Birthday to Finn and presented him with an autographed shirt. They enjoyed a birthday cake, plenty of other goodies, and officers told stories of what it's like to be a police officer. This is one birthday that this young man will NEVER forget.

Photo: CRPD

I've lived in the community for over 20 years. I have always had so much respect for the police officers in Cedar Rapids. This story is just one more reason that I know that we have some of the finest men and women in the country protecting our city.

Hats off to Chief Wayne Jerman and the entire department for allowing this to happen. It's been a tough week for a lot of us.....We needed a story like this.

Happy Birthday Finn! I sure hope you enjoyed your special day.

[Source: CBS 2, photos courtesy of CRPD]