MN State Troopers

Though all the stories we share about law enforcement highlight their important work, this one is especially heartwarming and a true tribute to the dedication that officers have for their communities. A few weeks ago, 11 year old Caleb Rogers of Crystal, Minnesota received an early holiday surprise from some state troopers. 

Since being diagnosed with brain cancer, 11-year-old Caleb has fought through more than 30 rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. A few weeks ago, state troopers partnered with Wishes and More, a non profit dedicated to granting wishes to children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses. Caleb received a gaming laptop and several other gifts and accessories complete with a police escort at the surprise wish reveal at his home in Crystal. 



State Trooper Darren Ficek helped deliver the gifts: “When he came to the door, I could tell it was him with his smile on his face.” Caleb’s mom, Rayna, expressed her gratitude to both law enforcement and the non-profit for making one of Caleb’s dreams come true and for supporting the family as they continue to hope for a full recovery for Caleb. 

Thank you to Officer Ficek and all state troopers for the work you do every day to support your community. Your efforts truly do make a difference in the lives of people across our state.


In gratitude,


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