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Hundreds of Local Police, Fire Officials Travel to RI as Part of #TylersTroops

Hundreds of police and fire vehicles are making the trip to celebrate the birthday of a 7-year-old boy who is battling leukemia.

A convey of police and firefighters from Massachusetts on their way to Rhode Island to honor a very special boy.
A convey of police and firefighters from Massachusetts on their way to Rhode Island to honor a very special boy.
Hundreds from Massachusetts and New Hampshire joined a convoy of police and firefighters from across New England delivering birthday wishes to a 7-year-old Rhode Island boy who is battling leukemia.

"Tyler's Troops" assembled at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA on Thursday morning and then traveled to Tyler Seddon's home in Pascoag, RI. More than 200 police cruisers and fire engines were reportedly part of the group.

Salem Police Officers Mike Verrocchi and Paul Benoit joined the caravan, and the Salem Police Department posted a photo of them on Twitter. Salem Police also posted a message on Twitter, saying "Happy Birthday 7th birthday Tyler from SPD... Get well soon!!!"

In 2010, Tyler fought leukemia and in 2012, was considered cancer free. But in November of 2013, there was a string of bad headaches and his mother took him to the hospital. Blood tests showed that the cancer had come back.

Tyler's mom started a Facebook campaign to collect cards from police and firefighters, but the birthday surprise went viral and ballooned into Thursday's much larger effort.
SD From T-Bury March 06, 2014 at 11:04 AM
They passed me on 95 this morning. God Bless them! Praying for Tyler!
jsw00015 March 06, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Great Story

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