A police officer in Georgia comforted an 8-year-old boy who was injured during a car crash on an interstate.
Commerce Police Sgt. Kay Denton snapped a photograph at the scene that showed fellow officer Cpl. Christopher Holly’s act of compassion.
The 8-year-old had been trapped under the mangled car. Denton was worried about the child’s fate until she witnessed Holly’s interaction with him, writing:
“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.”
According to Denton, the 8-year-old boy had suffered some internal injuries and was scared to death.
“This officer laid on the ground with this child, cradling his head in his hand and talking to him to keep him calm,” Denton said.
The sweet gesture didn’t stop there.
“And we just talked about school and his favorite video games and this and that. I asked him how old he was and he told me it was his birthday. So, then I sang happy birthday to him. Just anything to get his mind off of what was going on,” said Corporal Chris Holly.
“At one point the child reached over and patted the officer on the head and then played with the officer’s hair!” exclaimed Denton.
“To help people, to be there for them no matter what the circumstances and no matter what skin color,” Denton said. “I pray that this beautiful little boy is okay and I thank God that I work with some amazing officers who are so compassionate and caring!”
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 been with the Commerce Police Department since 2013, according to WSB-TV. He has been an officer for 10 years.