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Moultrie 2nd grader wins 'selfie with a cop' contest

Cason Harden and Katrina Johnson (Source: Megan Pope) Cason Harden and Katrina Johnson (Source: Megan Pope)
Cason Harden with the Colquitt County basketball team (Source: WALB) Cason Harden with the Colquitt County basketball team (Source: WALB)
Megan Pope (middle) and Kiva Hall (right) for Hearts for Families (Source: WALB) Megan Pope (middle) and Kiva Hall (right) for Hearts for Families (Source: WALB)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Moultrie 2nd grader, Cason Harden was surprised Thursday afternoon with a set of gold Beats headphones for his picture 'selfie with a cop'.

Cason's celebration took place at Colquitt County High School.

He had no idea what was waiting on him there.

"I asked my dad if he had some snacks in his office, and he said I got better than a snack, so I thought I got in trouble at school or something," said Cason. "Then I came in and they started yelling and I was like what happened?" 

"I was super excited for Cason, so when they told me it was going to be a surprise and he didn't know I was ready. I was down here about 30 minutes early just waiting on him," said Katrina Johnson with the Colquitt County Sheriff's Department.

Deputy Johnson stressed the importance of the relationship between law enforcement and young people.

That selfie contest was set up by Hearts for Families.

The organization is based out of Snellville and fights to prevent underage drinking.

The contest was an effort to get kids to talk with cops and learn more about their jobs.

Organizers believe it went well.

"The whole purpose was to reduce the stigma between youth and law enforcement and also to increase our involvement with law enforcement in the different areas we work in," said Megan Pope with Hearts for Families.

"We would like the whole community to take that approach. to be the wall between teens and alcohol," said Kiva Hall who is also with Hearts for Families.

Hearts for families hopes to sponsor more events to get folks in south Georgia involved in their cause.

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