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Trooper photographed buying cake pops for children

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A state trooper was photographed buying cake pops for Heather Dyer's children. (Facebook photo) A state trooper was photographed buying cake pops for Heather Dyer's children. (Facebook photo)
BROOKLYN, CT (WFSB) -

A woman from Booklyn, CT said all she wanted to do after the news of the past few weeks was do something nice for an officer.

Heather Dyer said she happened to stop in a local Starbucks recently.

A state trooper stood behind her in line.

Dyer said she was determined to pay for whatever he was going to get.

"But what he wanted was to ask me if my kids could each have a cake pop," she said in a Facebook post. "I tried paying for whatever he wanted but he insisted he didn't want anything else."

Dyer said she had no idea who the trooper was.

"If you pray, pray for his safety and for the safety of all those he works with," she continued. "Pray they make it through their shifts and home to those who love them. Pray for all the men and women who serve and protect."

She ended her post by urging people to thank an officer.

"They are just like everyone else and their lives matter," Dyer wrote.

Her post has been shared hundreds of times.

State police saw the photo Dyer posted and responded.

"Remember, you never know how a simple act of kindness will make someone's day," they said.

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