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Young girl calls 911 with message for sheriff, first responders: 'I love y'all'

Six-year-old Mylah Santa Maria of Collins, Mississippi, got a surprise visit from the sheriff

This little girl had a heartfelt call of duty. 

First responders from Collins, Mississippi got a 911 call that made their day when a young woman dialed in to express her gratitude for their service. 

First responders from Collins, Mississippi in Covington County got a 911 call that made their day when a young girl expressed her gratitude for their service. (Covington County Police Department). 

First responders from Collins, Mississippi in Covington County got a 911 call that made their day when a young girl expressed her gratitude for their service. (Covington County Police Department). 

Six-year-old Mylah Santa Maria called 911 to deliver an urgent message.

"I need y’all to tell the sheriff … that I love him and I love y’all," Mylah, of Collins, Mississippi, told the dispatcher, according to WDAM7.

"I will make sure that I get that to him, OK?" the dispatcher answered, according to a transcript of the call placed earlier this week. 

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Covington County Sheriff Darrell Perkins got the message and decided a special thank-you was in order.

He surprised Mylah and her family at their home, giving them school supplies and a special Sheriff's Department coin, WDAM reported. 

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Mylah, who starts first grade in the coming weeks, presented the sheriff with something of her own: A drawing featuring a heart.