Officer Joe Risher responded to the fourth grader's letter in person.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

GREENE COUNTY (KDKA) — It started when a fourth grade class at Carmichaels Area School District wrote letters to professionals whose careers seemed interesting to students.

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Many of the students received letters back from those they wrote to.

But Tanner Harvey was surprised when his letter to a police officer with the Allegheny County Police Department actually meant he would get to speak to him.

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Officer Joe Risher came to Harvey’s fourth grade class to discuss his job and answered questions.

(Photo Credit: Carmichaels Area School District/Facebook)

The officer also read Harvey’s letter aloud.

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The school district thanked the officer for taking his time to speak with the class on Facebook.