Knoxville Police thank boy who escorted them during 'National Night Out'

Oct. 5, 2016: Knoxville police surprised a boy Wednesday after he made a special appearance during National Night Out.

KNOXVILLE - Rylan Ruble has a need for speed at the age of 2.

Ruble enjoys driving his electric red Corvette around his East Knoxville neighborhood.

"He's been driving since before he could walk," said his father Jacob Ruble. 

On Tuesday, Ruble showed off his corvette to a few Knoxville police officers during National Night Out, an event that brings communities and police officers together. 

Ruble also showed his appreciation for the officers when he "escorted" the officers safely around his neighborhood. 

The Knoxville Police Department shared a photo of Rylan's escort to Twitter and Facebook

On Wednesday, KPD Officer John Morgan visited Ruble and gave him a few gifts to show his appreciation. 

"We saw the picture from last night and it was great so we wanted to come back out and give him a little goody bag from our department just saying how much we love him participating with our officers and playing with us and all that," Morgan said.

Ruble showed Morgan how to do a donut and the many features of his red corvette. 

Ruble and his dad cruise their neighborhood often, doing their own neighborhood patrol. 

"We will go out and cruise the streets of the neighborhood around dusk and dark or so and we’ll just make four or five laps or until we get tired or whatever," Jacob Ruble said.

The father and son want the Knoxville Police Department to know they have their backs, just like they have each other's.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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