Kids who received special drive-by birthday wishes from Natick Police officers in flashing cars in recent months should consider themselves especially lucky: The cops are putting an end to these special parades for now.
It’s not that they wouldn’t like to do more of them, but according to a Facebook post by the Natick Police Department: “the amount of requests have become unmanageable and our calls for service are increasing.” Presumably, as the state re-opens, the police are going to have more action than they’ve had during the stricter hunkering down period of the COVID-19 crisis.
“We have so enjoyed being able to provide birthday parades during the past few months. Seeing the smiles and feeling the love from our community has helped us immensely during these trying times,” NPD posted, along with a video from one recent parade.
One mom replied on the Facebook page: “This remains the highlight of our quarantine! We were the lucky recipients of this serenade, and we can’t thank NPD enough for taking the time to make our birthday boy’s day extra special.”