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Kansas City police visit aspiring officer's lemonade stand

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Dozens of police officers in Kansas City have made a surprise visit to the lemonade stand of a 3-year-old girl whose dream is to be an officer. (Sierra Moore/Facebook) Dozens of police officers in Kansas City have made a surprise visit to the lemonade stand of a 3-year-old girl whose dream is to be an officer. (Sierra Moore/Facebook)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV/AP) -

Dozens of police officers in Kansas City have made a surprise visit to the lemonade stand of a 3-year-old girl whose dream is to be an officer.

If you're anywhere near Northeast 50th Street, you'd better make sure you're driving the speed limit. That's because officer Hannah Pasley lives there, and she's watching.

Some of us don't know what we want to be when we grow up until we're grownups, but that's not the case for 3-year-old Hannah.

Her mom says she informed the family she would be a police officer when she was just 18 months old and could barely string a sentence together.

Her love for all things law enforcement started out with episodes of Paw Patrol and later graduating to YouTube videos of actual police arrests.

"She is into the real deal now. She wants to watch the sirens and the cop cars, and she wants to watch them taking bad guys to jail,” Hannah's mother, Amber Pasley, said.

Over the weekend, Hannah told her mom she wanted a police uniform, so her mom had her start a lemonade stand to make money. 

Hannah was given a Kansas City Police Department patch and a Clay County Junior Deputy badge.

She quickly earned enough for her uniform but then she told her mom she'd really like to just see a real police officer.

One of her mom's friends posted that wish to Facebook and it quickly went viral.

"She came back with her uniform at about noon, and by about 3 p.m., we had police lined up everywhere until 8 p.m. that night they were visiting us,” Pasley said.

Police from across the metro - from helicopters to horseback - arrived to meet their biggest fan.

Pasley says to watch her baby girl jump up and down in complete joy was beyond heartwarming.

It was an act of kindness that will likely stay with the little girl forever.

Hannah's lemonade stand is still open because now she's saving her money for a motorized police cruiser.

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