On Monday, Lompoc police Cpl. Charles Scott was asked to go to Pro Tint in Lompoc to pick up his patrol car, and was surprised to discover his patrol vehicle was sporting an orange fender wrap honoring his son.
“It was pretty exciting to see, I was shocked,” he says.
The orange fender wrap read, “Team Noah. #YouGotThisKid.” 14-year-old Noah Scott, who was equally as surprised by the Lompoc Police Department’s grand gesture, is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was diagnosed with the form of cancer on July 14, 2016. Noah is a Police Explorer with the Lompoc Police Department.
“It feels awesome having the support of the police department and the community behind you is amazing,” says Noah.
With the support from the Lompoc Police Foundation, Lompoc police Chief Pat Walsh arranged to have all of the city’s marked police cars be outfitted with the custom “Team Noah” fender wrap.
“I thought what better way to show the whole community and Noah in particular that we are praying for him and rooting for him,” says Chief Walsh.
Pro Tint owner Jesse Taylor created the fender wraps, and is providing them to the police department at cost. Taylor himself, is a cancer survivor.
“It’s really about having people behind you and knowing you aren’t alone in this,” says Taylor.
“The Lompoc Police Department along with the rest of the community continues to be tremendously supportive of Noah, and it means so much to our family,” Cpl. Scott said.
“Cancer, any cancer is a hard fight, so more awareness about it is awesome,” says Noah.