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Boy donates money to local police department

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:26:33 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 17 2013 04:57:50 PM CDT
Max Siepert

Photo courtesy WTMJ

Max Siepert

GREENFIELD, Wis. -

A simple act of kindness is having a big impact on morale inside the Greenfield police department.

Eleven-year-old Max Siepert walked into the police department last week and donated $10.03 to the police department, then left before anyone could get his name.

The boy said he had been saving his money since April to donate to someone, but hadn't decided to donate it to the police department until they started talking about the attacks on 9/11 in his social studies class.

"One day, that’s going to make a difference. If every person could do that, we would have such a great world, it would be awesome," said Siepert.

Siepert told Milwaukee's WTMJ-TV he donated the money to the police in honor of his grandfather. "My grandpa, who I never got to meet, was a police officer and he died at the line of duty."

Greenfield Assistant Police Chief Paul Schlect said an officer used surveillance video to try and track down the boy.

“You don’t expect that every day, just a little guy to walk in and throw up his change." said Brittany Eickhorst, the surprised clerk who accepted the mystery boy’s $10.03 donation. "Most kids are saving up for an Xbox and it's just really heartwarming to see him want to donate to the department."

Greenfield police said they appreciate the $10 donation, but even more they appreciate the compassion Max showed for complete strangers.

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