An Oklahoma City mom wrote to the Oklahoma City Police Department to share a heartwarming experience between an officer and her son.
The unidentified mom, wrote a sweet thank you note to the Oklahoma City Police Department to thank an officer for his help.
In the note, the woman described how her 9-year-old son keeps running away for hours and how an officer was able to help convince the boy to come back home.
“My 9-year-old son was adopted from foster care and came to us with a laundry list of emotional issues,” the Oklahoma City resident wrote to the Police Department. “His newest pattern is to run away and be gone for hours. Today, for the second time, he bolted out the back door and scaled the fence and took off down the road.
“I tried for over an hour to get him to get in the car and he refused, screaming and causing a scene. Officer Nick O’Bryant responded and was a amazing, kind, courteous professional.”
O’Bryant not only talked the boy into coming home, but he “gave him a pep talk about ways to avoid this again.”
“Even though I could hear his radio going off, he spent time with us to be sure we were OK,” the resident wrote. “What started as another page in the nightmare … turned into a really positive encounter.”
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The small and seemingly insignificant calls make the largest impact.”
The Oklahoma City Police Department shared the sweet message on Facebook. The most received more than 3,000 ‘likes’ and more than 260 ‘shares.’
According to Opposing Views, the story moved many across the nation and the police officer won the admiration of many.
“Great job, officer!” commented one person on Newsiosity’s Facebook post about the incident. “You made a difference in that child’s life! Coming from you and not the parents makes a big difference! Parents can talk all day long, but your caring makes that info easier for him to understand. Being a foster child at one time, no telling what he went through already in his life. Thank you!”
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