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Teenager’s non-profit organization gives ‘a break’ to the men and women in blue.

If you are a Stephenville police officer, 15-year-old Sam Cisneros wants to give you a break.


When he was just 11 years old, the kid from San Antonio decided that police officers needed a break and began a non-profit organization called A Break for the Blue to ensure they got one.

“I collect donations and do gift drops at police roll calls where I bring hundreds of dollars in gift cards to restaurants and coffee shops so that the officers can use the cards and take a break on us,” Sam told Beneath the Surface News. “I also bring pizza and give a short message of appreciation.”

Sam will spread that goodwill locally when the Stephenville Police Department hosts its roll call at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14.

Sam’s aunt and uncle, Pam and John Bloemhof, live in Stephenville along with several of his cousins.

“I want to express my gratitude to the SPD for keeping them safe,” he said. “I’ve done gift drops in several cities in Texas. My goal is for people to start showing appreciation for what we take for granted.”


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