Loudon County deputies surprise boy at his birthday party

GREENBACK, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Deputies from the Loudon County Sheriff's Department gave a young boy the surprise of a lifetime at his birthday party Saturday.

Will Hoagland turned 5 and it was a birthday party he won't forget anytime soon. Hoagland is well known by the Loudon County Sheriff's Department because each deputy is his hero. Deputies say every time Hoagland sees them, he asks for their autograph and calls them his heroes.

That's why when it came time to celebrate his birthday, Hoagland's parents teamed up with Loudon County Deputies by having them surprise Will at his party.

Hoagland had no idea what was in store for him. During his party, all of a sudden you could hear sirens blaring up the street and several patrol vehicles then parked right in his backyard.

Hoagland then got his very own badge and is now a junior deputy.

"In a community we really believe that children are the most important part of that community and any time they show us support and we get an opportunity to come out and do something nice for them, we absolutely want to give them 110 percent effort into that," said Cpl. Chris Hutchens.

Hoagland and his friends even got to play with the K-9 unit and check out all the police vehicles. Hoagland's parents said they couldn't be more thankful.

"A lot of them are busy working and a lot of them this is their free time, so it really means a lot. It's awesome how they give back to the community.. they really need our support," said Jake Hoagland, Will's father.