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Boy buys lunch for police officers

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A New Jersey boy is getting national attention for his heart of gold.

Willam Evertz Jr., 5, saved his allowance for months to buy himself a Power Wheels police cruiser.

"I'm very careful with my money," William said.

However, instead of treating himself at the toy store, William decided to use his hard-earned money to show his appreciation for local law enforcement.

"I like them because they keep us safe," William said.

The young boy decided he'd rather treat the officers in his township to a healthy lunch.

To thank him, Winslow Township police officers made William an honorary officer and gave him his own badge and police car stickers. They even gave him a ride home with lights and sirens.

William's mom said he's loved police officers since he was 2 years old and he wants to be an officer when he grows up.

"I am so proud of him," Tara Everetz said. "I think all of us as a family, we're proud of him and he's just inspiring."

William also plans to donate clothes, school supplies and toys to a domestic violence shelter, food and supplies to an animal shelter, and cash to a less fortunate family to help with daycare expenses.

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