Bridgewater police deliver patches to Middle School eighth grader

An eighth grade student at the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School collects police patches as a hobby.

“I just found that it was a cool thing,'' explained the eighth grader, Bryaden Andusko, who reported that he has a collection of “about 20 patches” from local police departments.

His collection grew when two Bridgewater Township police officers paid him a visit at his school on Wednesday, November 23, to present him with a few of their department’s patches.

Lieutenant Kevin Lamey and Officer Ty Barnett, who also serves as the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District School Resource Officer, presented the patches during Brayden’s lunch period.

The student himself reached out and contacted the Bridgewater Police Department about pursuing some patches, which resulted in the hand delivery.

When asked if he may consider a career in law enforcement, Brayden responded:

“Yes, maybe I will go into law enforcement one day.”

But before he settles on a career, he will continue with his hobby.