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Cherry Hill Police Recipients of Act of Kindness

Four officers from Cherry Hill were the recipients of a family's good deed, according to a post on the department's facebook page.

The post said the officers were dining in a restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland after traveling south for Maryland Officer Jacai Colson's funeral services.

During their meal, the officers met a family from Lindenwold, New Jersey who were visiting the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Before parting ways, the post says the family gave the officers well wishes.[[373894301, L]]

"After the family left the restaurant, the waitress gave the Officers their receipt. On the back of the receipt was a note inscribed 'God Bless You Fellas!'," the post goes on.  

The waitress told the dining officers that the family paid for their meal, but asked they not be given the receipt until after the family had left, the post said.

However, the story didn't end there. According to the post, the officers quickly left the restaurant and found the family about a block away. They even gave the family's son a Cherry Hill Police patch as a token of gratitude.

Officer Jacai Colson, who was working undercover, was shot and killed March 13 by one of his fellow officers after a man began firing at a police station in Landover, Maryland. 

Colson, a four-year veteran of the police department, grew up in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Chichester High School in 2005 and Randolph-Macon College in 2009.

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