Crowley, La. Police Officer David Taylor comforts lost child and gains attention doing so.

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,”

 

Crowley La Police Officer David Taylor Caries a lost child until he can find the boys mother
Crowley La Police Officer David Taylor Caries a lost child until he can find the boys mother
Photo Credit: KLFY NEWS 10

 

2 thoughts on “Crowley, La. Police Officer David Taylor comforts lost child and gains attention doing so.”

  1. Kudos to Officer David and his new young friend! It’s nice to see that, with all the ugliness that is going on in this world concerning officers and, I hate to say it but don’t now how else to, between black and white, that help is still given and received – with NO incidents arising. The boy made a new friend, shared a bite to eat, got back with his parents, and everyone made a new start – wish things like this happened more in the world. I realize that some will say that Officer David was just doing his “job”, but to that little boy, “he” was the job. Kudos.

  2. There are a lot of stories like this every day across the nation. Sadly they are difficult to find because they generally only get local attention. It is only when citizens post photos and they get shared that people find out about them as most Officers see it as part of their daily lives.

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