Police officers work tirelessly to protect and serve their communities all over the world. They’re one of the first people we call for in an emergency and their heroic deeds are often overlooked. But sometimes, it’s the little things they do that can leave long-lasting impressions. The Tukwila Police Department have a story they felt the need to share.
For a lot of people, it’s the simple acts of kindness that makes police officers the perfect public servants as it’s those encounters that they relate to.
Two officers have been making national headlines for a good deed they did. The officers who kept their identities anonymous are from Tukwila, Washington.
The Tukwila Police Department shared a story of how two of their officers spotted a child running through a park with dirty, torn socks and a gash on the sole of his foot.
As soon as the officers spotted the young boy, they knew they had to intervene immediately. But they did it in such a precious way.
Sooo…Sergeant Modest and Officer Bashful (names have been changed to protect their bashfulness) were patrolling on foot at Cascade View Park yesterday afternoon. They came across this guy running around in torn dirty socks and bleeding from a decent sized cut on the bottom of his foot. The sergeant cleaned up and patched his foot with his first aid kit. When asked where his shoes were, their new friend told them that he didn’t have any shoes because the pair he had was too small for his feet to fit in.
The young boy couldn’t fit into the shoes that he had because he’d grown out of them and his family didn’t have enough money.
One of the officers left to go get a pair of shoes for him while the other officer kept the boy and the boy’s friends company.
When the officer returned, he didn’t just arrive with a new pair of shoes. He also brought a bunch of popsicles for the kids, because what’s better than a popsicle in the sun?
The officer then got the boy into his new shoes and even helped tie the laces for him. Now, this is what I call an awesome human being!
When the story got out on Facebook, so many people were moved. Thousands liked and shared the story from the Tukwila PD page. Naturally, they had to respond:
What our officers did is no different than what officers do daily all over the country. It is representative of the small acts of kindness that occur daily between police officers and members of the communities that they serve nationwide. A small gesture such as this one or the countless other gestures of kindness that officers do daily goes a long way towards building rapport and trust with every member of the community regardless of their socioeconomic status.
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