GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (CBS) – New Hampshire police officers surprised a high school girl battling a rare form of cancer by presenting her with a check during a pre-arranged traffic stop.
The Goffstown Police Department posted a video that shows a pair of officers outside an SUV with Maddie Carlson sitting in the passenger seat and her mother behind the wheel.
Carlson is a junior at Goffstown High School. She was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in the spring.
In the Facebook video, the officers act like they’ll be giving Carlson’s mother a ticket, before an officer at the passenger side window instead gives the teen a check.
“Maddie, on behalf of the Goffstown Police Association we want to give you a check for helping support you guys,” the officer says.
Another officer assures Carlson lightheartedly that he was not behind the traffic stop setup.
“We want to see your license first. Have a good time at lunch. This was all your mother’s idea,” he jokes.
Goffstown Police said they organized the traffic stop with Maddie’s mother as a way to give the officers “the chance to show that they are Maddie Strong.”
The police department’s video has been shared more than 700 times.