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N.E. police work very special detail

More than 250 police officers from New England have turned the words “blue Christmas” on their head. With the lights of more than 100 cruisers flashing on a 700-mile journey Wednesday from the ­Burlington Mall to rural Virginia, the officers escorted a cache of Christmas cards for a 5-year-old boy suffering from brain and spinal cancer.

It is a special delivery of holiday greetings for Nathan Norman, a terminally ill child from Rustburg, Va., who is expected to receive their cards, gifts, and good wishes Thursday morning.

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