New Massachusetts trooper is 8-inch elf doll named ‘Statie’

CREDIT: Facebook, Massachusetts State Police // Statie needed to renew his driver’s license, but needed a new photo, so he visited a local MassDOT #MassRMV service center.
CREDIT: Facebook, Massachusetts State Police // Statie needed to renew his driver’s license, but needed a new photo, so he visited a local MassDOT #MassRMV service center.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — The newest member of the Massachusetts State Police is 8 inches tall and used to work for Santa Claus.

“Statie the Elf” has been appearing on the department’s social media accounts all month.

It’s the brainchild of Trooper Dustin Fitch, who got a custom-tailored uniform made for an “Elf on the Shelf” doll.

Statie has spent time with the motorcycle and mounted units, written reports and cleared snow from a car after a storm. He even got his driver’s license at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, but not before getting his eyes checked.

Fitch says Statie has gotten a lot of positive attention, especially from kids. He says Statie is likely to only be around for the holidays, but he has a few more things planned before Christmas.

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