October 19, 2015 Crowley, La. Crowley, La. A young boy was lost at a local “Rice Festival” when Officer David Taylor found him. What could have been a very frightening ordeal for the child turned into a comfortable, casual and apparently relaxing 30 minutes for the youngster as a photo attested to.
As Officer Taylor searched for the child’s mother he carried the boy on his shoulders and showed the boy the sights until the child became tired. The boy eventually fell asleep in the Officers arms where the child felt safe and secure.
Officer eventually found the mother and reunited the child with her but not before quite a few people had seen what the Officer had done and a few had taken snapshots of the way that he was taking care of the child. The photos have gained some attention. KLFY10 News did a report on it although Officer Taylor declined to comment on the story stating he was just doing his job.
One person named Betty Thomas who witnessed Officer Taylor carrying the boy stated “We were walking through looking at things and we saw the police officer with the little boy that was lost. The most heartwarming part: the boy went to asleep in Officer Taylor’s arms.” Thomas said she knows this is part of a police officer’s job, but it was still very touching to actually see it.
“Understand that he helped the little boy for quite a while until he found the mother and that was just really great to see. He was just showing him the sights and holding him and keeping him comfortable,”