WEST POINT, Ga. (WHDH) — A soldier coming home from Iraq gave his mother a special surprise with help from his local police department.

Right after arriving home, Army Staff Sgt. Salomon Robinson joined officers from the West Point Police Dept. for an early-morning stakeout. Police Chief Tony Bailey waited for Robinson’s mother, Claudette Hutchinson, to leave her apartment, then gave the cue for the other officers to follow her. In the cruiser was her son, with balloons and a bouquet of roses.

Officer Cameron Mitchell pulled Hutchinson over, asking if she had been involved in a hit-and-run. When Mitchell asked her to step out of the car so he could show her damage on the back of her car, Robinson came out of the cruiser to surprise his mother.

“This young man coming home, after serving three deployments protecting us and our freedoms, I don’t think there was a single request this young man had that we shouldn’t make happen,” said Bailey.

Robinson is going back to Iraq in two weeks for another year but said he is grateful for the time he has at home with his family.

“It was a great experiment to see her reaction, and happiness and joy and tears,” said Robinson.

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