TYLER — A Tyler teen who has been sending handmade thank-you cards to law enforcement officers across the United States and in 12 other countries since she was 10 years old soon will have her own book published.
Savannah Solis started delivering cards to local peace officers, including Texas Department of Public Safety, the Tyler Police Department, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Whitehouse Police Department, in 2014.
That first year, she handed out about 300 cards to Texas officers and 200 to New York City officers. Since she started making her notes, she has traveled across the country meeting police officers and thanking them for their service.
In a post Tuesday on her Facebook page Help Savannah Say Thank You, Savannah announced her children’s book, “She Believed She Could, So She Did,” soon will be available.
“This is my big chance to make a difference for law enforcement, but I can’t do this without your help,” the post reads. “With your help, we can make an impact for the men and women who wear the badge.”
Savannah said she will share a link on Facebook to order the book in a few weeks. She said basketball icon Shaquille O’Neal encouraged her four years ago to write a book.
Hunter Mooney created the illustrations for the publication.
“It is exactly how I wanted it. I can’t believe it’s this close,” Savannah wrote on Facebook. “They matter to me.”