Terminally ill Wisconsin girl who loves dogs visited by K-9 officers, nearly 40 police departments
By Nicole Darrah
March 10, 2019
"Today, just a few of us (roughly 40) stopped by to see Emma," the Hartford Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. "She had no idea we were coming so she was VERY excited. What an amazing and strong little girl. It was such a great morning."
Close to 40 different police departments — including K-9 officers — visited Emma Mertens at her home in Wisconsin on Saturday. (Hartford Police Department)
A young Wisconsin girl with an inoperable brain tumor and a love of dogs experienced quite the day when nearly 40 different police departments from around the state — including K-9 officers — visited her at home.
In January, 7-year-old Emma Mertens was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare brain tumor, as Fox 6 reported. Soon after her diagnosis, Mertens asked people for photos of their dogs.
During the time since, Mertens, of Hartland, roughly 25 miles west of Milwaukee, has received countless letters and photos from friends and supporters trying to cheer her up.
And on Saturday, she received an even bigger act of kindness when K-9 officers from close to 40 different police departments stopped by her house.
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