• Boy who loves police surprised with escort from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

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    PITTSBURGH - A 14-year-old boy who loves police received a special send-off from his friends in blue as he left UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    Josh, given the nickname “Trooper Josh,” was born with a neurological condition called Krabbe disease and came to Pittsburgh a few weeks ago for treatment, police said.

    As he recovered in the hospital from surgery, officers visited him and brought cake and balloons to cheer him up.

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    When it came time for Josh to leave the hospital and head home, he got a police escort.

    Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert tweeted a video of Josh’s escort from the hospital. He said many people showed up to say goodbye, and Josh's Pennsylvania State Police friends made sure he made it home safely.

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