Five-year-old Oliver Davis of Overland Park has quite a beat these days, delivering cookies to his favorite police departments and flowers to senior citizens.
What began as a little boy wanting a police costume from Santa last year has morphed into a cute routine that’s charming lots of people these days. And Davis knows just what he wants to be when he grows up.
“I want to be a policeman and give out flowers to old people,” he said.
His mom, Brandi Davis, said it began last Christmas with the police uniform. Things really got serious late last summer when he got his mini-motorcycle. This is no peddle-pusher, its electric motor can propel it up to 5 mph.
“That’s when it got hyped a bit,” Brandi said. “The Leawood police department had an open house and he took his bike there and got to talk to the officers and bring them cookies. Then he got a letter from them on official stationary.”
That’s all it took. Now, Oliver takes his police work seriously.
You might see him on the corner of Mission Road. He sits astride his toy chopper with the practiced swagger of a highway patrolman, in fact, he wears a California Highway Patrol cap.
“My favorite thing to do is go up the corner and radar people,” Oliver said. “They want to see me.”
He’s brought cookies to officers in Overland Park too. His latest public service is visiting senior living residences with his motorcycle and handing out flowers. Mom has gotten into the act too, creating a cute video of her young man in blue.
So far, Oliver has visited the Brighton Gardens, Convenant Place and Forum residences. Not only can he show off his sirens and flasher, but Oliver can pop a wheelie too.
His motives are as sweet as his age.
“Policeman help people and get bad guys,” he said.
Then it was off to do some more patrolling and showing off a wheelie or two.