BELLEVUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) A boy who lost his father and the cards he collected got a new gift from officers around the country.
Anamosa police officer, Mitch Kelchen, died in a car crash over Labor Day weekend while off duty.
His son, Shane, collected business cards before his dad’s death but someone destroyed the cards.
Ever since then, police departments around Iowa have been collecting and sending cards to Shane, including the Kansas City, Kansas police department.
On Friday, Shane and his family walked into the Bellevue police station not knowing why, and they got a gift Shane wasn’t expecting.
He said, “I thought it was just gonna be business cards or a box of stuff, but I didn’t think it was gonna be picture frames.”
Officer Travis Toms and his associate presented Shane with two frames full of over 150 business cards.
While looking at all of the cards with his family, Shane notices a particularly special card: his dad’s.
“We didn’t know that he had a business card and I didn’t have one of his so that’s the first one I’ve gotten,” Shane said.