When a destructive car crash injured an 8-year-old boy on a Georgia interstate, a police officer stepped up to comfort the child while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.
Because there is too much negative news about police officers, Commerce Police Sgt. Kay Denton seized the opportunity to capture the moment that fellow officer Cpl. Christopher Holly displayed an act of unbridled compassion for the child.
The boy had been trapped under the mangled car. He was terrified for his life and was in shock. Denton was terrified for the boy’s fate, until she witnessed Holly’s interaction with the boy. She snapped the picture and then wrote a message that has since made the image go viral around the country.
Holly’s compassion moved Denton. And she had to capture the moment and share it with the media.
“This child was an eight-year-old black male who was scared to death and had some internal injuries. This officer laid on the ground with this child, cradling his head in his hand and talking to him to keep him calm.”
What’s worse is that the car accident happened on the 8-year-old boy’s birthday. The boy was disturbed, but because Holly showed compassion, the boy opened up and relaxed – which is the best thing he could have done in the wake of the terrible accident.
“At one point the child reached over and patted the officer on the head and then played with the officer’s hair!” Denton wrote.
Because she witnessed how Officer Holly helped this little boy, Denson remembered the reason she became a police officer in the first place: To help people.
She finished by writing: “THIS is why I’m a police officer, to help people, to be there for them no matter what the circumstances and no matter what skin color! With all the ‘anti-police’ propaganda that is seen in the media, all of the ‘bad cop’ stories, and stories of ‘racial’ issues, I wanted to share THIS.”
Officer Holly has only been with the Commerce Police Department since 2013, but he is already making a name for himself. He served as an officer in other departments for seven years before transferring to Commerce.
Readers on OpposingViews had great things to say about this officer’s kindness:
“Absolutely heartwarming!! This is what i call a wonderful human being!!” Theo Marino wrote.
“That was a heartwarming story,” Willard Crowell.
“How bad would the world be without officers like this ? Nice job Sir!” Rick VA observed.
“That a nice story love it love hope the little boy doing fine he a little angel and Happy birthday sweetie,” Marilyn Sawyer shared.
“THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! PRAYERS FOR GOOD POLICE AND BE SAFE!” Vanessa Glenn McDowell wrote.
“He was that needy child’s guardian Angel at the time. God bless him,” Cheri Page wrote.
“God bless the men woman in blue,” Dorothy Mairs Seymour succinctly states.
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