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HANOVER, Mass. – A Hanover family is singing a police officer’s praises after he made a surprise house call Sunday night.

Zafir Latessa told Boston 25 News strep throat kept her daughter, Izabella, home from school last week. She missed D.A.R.E. class on Thursday.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is an education program that seeks to prevent use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs and violent behavior.

Officer Mike McKeever is Hanover’s D.A.R.E. officer.

“Officer Mike noticed she wasn’t there and asked the class where she was,” Latessa said.

Officer Mike was concerned and stopped by the house Thursday night to check on her, but the family wasn’t home. He stopped by again on Sunday night and brought Izabella pencils and stickers and asked if she was feeling better.

“He is the absolute best and we’re so lucky to have him in this town,” Latessa said. “He’s such an amazing person who goes above and beyond the for the community.”

Izabella will be back to school on Monday with a doctor’s note.

From www.fox25boston.com