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PHOTOS: Saddle Brook Officer Surprises Boy At Police-Themed Birthday Bash

Officer Chris Stanton helped Andrew, 4, celebrate his birthday
Officer Chris Stanton helped Andrew, 4, celebrate his birthday Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lorraine Filan
Saddle Brook police officer Christopher Stanton surprised Andrew, 4, at his police-themed birthday party
Saddle Brook police officer Christopher Stanton surprised Andrew, 4, at his police-themed birthday party Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lorraine Filan
Andrew Filan rides on his "police motorcycle"
Andrew Filan rides on his "police motorcycle" Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lorraine Filan
Officer Stanton lets the partygoers check out his squad car
Officer Stanton lets the partygoers check out his squad car Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lorraine Filan
The party had a "cops and robbers" theme
The party had a "cops and robbers" theme Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lorraine Filan
Keeping up with the "cops and robbers" theme
Keeping up with the "cops and robbers" theme Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lorraine Filan
Have you seen him?
Have you seen him? Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lorraine Filan
Officer Stanton shows Andrew his police vehicle
Officer Stanton shows Andrew his police vehicle Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lorraine Filan
Goody bag
Goody bag Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lorraine Filan

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.– A young Saddle Brook boy received a huge birthday surprise when one of the township's finest attended his cops and robbers-themed party.

Andrew Filan, 4, met Officer Christopher Stanton, who was happy to show the party goers his police cruiser and enjoy a hot dog with the birthday boy.

"The kids lined up, went into the patrol car and hit the sirens," said Andrew's mother, Lorraine. "They were really happy about it."

Andrew "was so in awe, he was speechless," she said. "He said he was shocked but happy."

Filan's theme party for her son included yellow police tape across the fence and doors, police car balloons, an obstacle course and beacon lights on every table.

Goody bags were filled with plastic handcuffs, badges, flashlights and hats.

"Andrew likes to dress in different costumes," Filan said. "But he really wants to be a police officer like his grandfather."

When Stanton arrived, Andrew changed into his police "uniform" and rode his new motorized "police motorcycle" down the driveway towards the officer.

Andrew later got a ride around the block in Stanton's vehicle.

During the trip, Stanton called into dispatch.

"The officers at the station all wished Andrew a happy birthday," the proud mother said.

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