HOLDEN — Local law enforcement surprised a 70-year old woman as she was heading to work early Thursday morning.
Jean Wood celebrated her 50th anniversary Thursday as a registered nurse.
Just after 6:30 in the morning, Wood was pulled over by Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton along with the Holden Police Department and was treated to a surprise.
“They made me cry. They gave me flowers and a hat,” said Wood. “They surprised me and really touched my heart. I was not expecting that. I saw all these police cars by my house this morning and was like what is going on.”
The sound of police sirens echoed from Route 1A in Holden to Bangor as Holden police escorted Wood to her day shift at Penobscot Job Corps.
Sheriff Morton said the nursing community reached out and wanted to honor the hard work she contributed for many years.
“I think she knows that her co-workers think the world of her,” said Sheriff Morton. “It’s just one of those things that you come across when a person that has given so much and they never do this job for the thanks or the acknowledgments, so I’m sure a small token of appreciation was well received.”
The nursing community of Penobscot Job Corps came to say thanks and show gratitude to their colleague.