Portsmouth, VA. Police officer helps mother calm young boy

Portsmouth, VA. Police officer becomes a calming caregiver to young boy outside a courthouse

The Portsmouth, VA. Police Department shared a few photos that a citizen took of a Police officer who helped a mother with her child outside the courthouse. These pictures show the caring nature of Officer Hawes.

A citizen sent us these pictures that he took of one of our officers helping a mother outside of court this morning.

According to the citizen, while standing outside of the Portsmouth Judicial Center, Officer Hawes noticed a mother trying to calm down her son. Officer Hawes, a mother herself, walked over to the mother and asked if she could help her by holding her son. The mother agreed and after only a few moments Officer Hawes was able to help the young boy and his mother. It’s times like these that bring joy to the hearts of police officers everywhere knowing that you have made a positive difference in someone’s life, even if it’s only in a small way. Way to go Officer Hawes!!


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