Boy hands officer touching note at Chick-fil-A

Photo: Lakewood Police Department Facebook

Working in law enforcement is often a thankless job, but one officer with Colorado’s Lakewood Police Department recently got a very special thank-you message from a young boy.

Agent Ryan O’Hayre was preparing to order dinner at a Chick-fil-A restaurant when he saw seven-year-old Hunter Steffes approach.

Steffes handed O'Hayre a note that read, "Thank you for your service. You walk the thin blue line. Be safe and go home to your family. Don’t ever worry I have your six."

The phrase - which originated with World War I pilots who referenced the rear of an airplane as the six o'clock position - is a military and law enforcement term meaning "I’ve got your back."

The Lakewood Police Department posted the touching note to their Facebook page.

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