When two Michigan policemen were notified that a woman parked at a local McDonald’s was holding a baby in her lap, they came ready to issue a citation. But after spending a few minutes with mom, they decided to donate a car seat instead.
Officers Jason Pavlige and James Hodges learned that the couple, who were new to Fruitport Township, did not have the financial means to buy a proper car seat—and had no family or friends in the area.
“The father was, I think, almost in shock,” Hodges, 26, an almost two-year veteran of the force, told ABC News.
A lieutenant on the force, Bruce Morningstar, said the good deed was brought to the department’s attention by a clerk at Walmart, who wanted them to be recognized for their kindness.
Both men were hailed for their action in a letter from the department that read in part, ‘This certainly goes above and beyond what is expected of you in serving our community.”
A teen, who was hand-cuffed at the time, will be honored next week for saving the life of the Fort Lauderdale policeman who had arrested him.
On September 10, 2014, Officer Franklin Foulks was alone with Jamal Rutledge in a holding area filling out paperwork, when he suddenly collapsed. According to a police statement, the defendant “immediately began to kick the security fence and yell to alert officers in the area.”
On Monday afternoon, a cop in New York named Patrick Hildenbrand pulled over a 20-year-old guy named Matthew Morgan for speeding.
But it turned out Matthew’s two-year-old son, Matthew Jr., had just had a SEIZURE, wasn’t breathing, didn’t have a PULSE, and they were racing to the hospital. So Patrick told Matthew to jump in the back of his police car, and they took off together.
Then he called ahead to let doctors know what was up, and told Matthew how to do CPR on a child. But Matthew was too freaked out to follow his directions.
So Patrick held the steering wheel with his left hand . . . reached into the backseat with his right hand . . . and HE started doing chest compressions WHILE they were speeding to the hospital.
It saved the boy’s LIFE. When they got to the hospital he started breathing again, and it looks like he’ll be okay.
And lets add this one with a GOOD JOB.
Peace among protest: A Portland police officer noticed a 12-year-old boy holding a sign that read “Free Hugs” during a Ferguson demonstration in Oregon. The officer started talking to the boy about the demonstration, school and life. When they were done talking, the officer asked if he was going to get a hug.The boy teared up — and obliged:http://cbsn.ws/1vZUcJM