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Student, SRO have special connection


Last updated 11/5/2021 at 9:13pm

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Bella Andrade, a student at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, looks up to her SRO Officer Morris, so much so that she dressed up like him for Halloween. Bella has a genetic disorder that limits her speech and mobility, but she shares a special connection with Morris, who goes out of his way to greet her every day.

The mother of a student at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain recently shared a heartwarming story and photos documenting her daughter's special connection with the school's SRO, Officer Morris.

"Officer Morris deserves all the praise," Maria Andrade said. "We need more officers like him."

Andrade's daughter, Bella, has a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. She cannot walk or talk, but she and Officer Morris have their way of communicating.

"Bella squeals and laughs as soon as she catches a glimpse of him, and Officer Morris always goes straight to her no matter where he'...

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