NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Two years ago, two New York City police officers were ambushed and killed. Their names were Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
Twelve-year-old Savannah Solis does not stray from a goal she set two years ago today.
"And my goal is to tell as many police officers as I can that I love them and that I am thankful for all that they do for us," said Savannah, who founded Help Savannah Say Thank You.
Savannah delivered the message this morning to Nacogdoches police officers. Over the last two years, she has handed out 5,000 personalized thank you notes.
"Thank you for keeping us safe. You are so brave and we need you. I need you too. Don't give up," Savannah wrote in her card. "I'm going to be just like you when I grow up. Love, Savannah."
"It's very humbling how she's taken so much time to dedicate to us and officers around the country," said NPD Officer Joseph Pitts.
"She's been to New York several times. London, England," said Debbie Solis, Savanah's mother. "We've gone all over Texas. We've met officers in Miami. We've been to Miami and New Orleans."
No police department is more important than the next.
The girl with the sweet smile loves meeting K-9 units. It's the police career goal she has in mind.
She loves receiving police patches and commemorative coins reserved for only those who do exceptional work.
"Do you know what the Challenge coin is?" asked Nacogdoches Police Chief Jim Sevey.
When cards can't be hand delivered, they're mailed to faraway places.
"Ireland, Scotland, France," Debbie said.
They are all destinations where the sixth grader wants to introduce the Savannah Challenge.
"The Savannah Challenge is where I go to schools and high school and elementaries and I challenge kids to say thank you to officers and send cards," Savannah said.
Whether she is in Nacogdoches or accepting an invitation from the Queen of England, Savannah remains focused on her mission.
"I will wear the badge with dignity and with honor," Savannah said. "I'll do my best to keep the streets safe, not just for my future, but for the ones who come after me. Thank You."
Savannah Solis invites followers to her Facebook page, Help Savannah Say Thank You.