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Local Officials Help Exchange Student

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slide22.pngJackson Police helped make a very happy Chinese New Years Day for a young Chinese exchange student on Thursday. About a week ago, Wang Hong, 15, one of 11 foreign exchange students staying in Calaveras County with host families – had all of her trip money stolen when she left her purse in a restroom while shopping in Martell.

She was completely surprised on Thursday morning, the first day of the Chinese New Year -- when Officer Todd Breedlove and Chief Scott Morrison of the Jackson Police Department and Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies presented her with $1500 cash. After hearing of the student’s predicament, Breedlove passed the hat among members of the Jackson Police Activities League and Amador County Peace Officers Association. Along with the Calaveras county deputies, they quickly raised more than enough cash in personal donations to replace Wang’s stolen pocket money. The money was presented to Wang in a new purse, complete with a set of toy handcuffs to keep her purse close at hand – even in bathrooms. This generous act of international goodwill came on an auspicious day for the Chinese – and just in time for the foreign exchange students’ last stop in the U.S. – Disneyland.

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