Boy Asks State Troopers for Autographs Instead of WVU Football Players

A young boy asked state troopers for autographs at a WVU football game.

— -- He'll take the Lawmen over the Mountaineers.

Braedon, 6, attended the game against Oklahoma State on Saturday, his mom Dreama Crowder Mullins told ABC News today.

The boy was walking toward the field with his mom and older brother when he saw state troopers at the bottom of the stairs and his “eyes lit up,” Mullins said.

“He stood tall and proud and saluted them, and walked up and asked them if they would sign his football for him because they were his heroes,” Mullins recounted, adding that Braedon did not want to join his brother in getting an autograph from player Wendell Smallwood because he said “he isn’t a trooper.”

“I thought it was pretty cool that all those football players were out there and he was watching us," Cpl. Donnie White told ABC News. "You can’t put a price tag on that.”

Braedon has dreams of being a trooper when he grows up, his mom said, on the Special Response Team with his own police dog.

“Braedon has always been fascinated with the West Virginia State Police, with the uniform and the lights,” Mullins said. “He strives to want to help others and wants to get ‘the bad guy’ off the street."

As for the state troopers, they were just as excited as Braedon to give out their autographs and “didn’t hesitate at all,” Mullins said.

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