We ought to appreciate that a police officer’s job is not easy. To protect us in a crisis, they need to be courageous and strong. When a young mother entered a Utah police station to fill out a domestic violence report, an officer on duty showed that, though his job requires him to be tough, he also has a softer, tenderer side.
When that was what the situation called for, the officer voluntarily took the mother’s baby into his arms and also kindly cared for her other kids.
Officer Lofgran from the West Jordan Police Department was spotted performing child duty whilst the children’s mother filled out the lengthy police paperwork and spoke with a victim advocate—and a heartwarming photo managed to capture the moment for the world to see.
The Department wrote a post on their Facebook page on Nov. 15, 2018: “Our records clerks caught Officer Lofgran during a call detail the other day.”
According to the statement, Officer Lofgran “spent hours on this call,” patiently minding the baby and kids.
“A young mother came in with her small children to file a domestic violence report,” the Department stated. “Officer Lofgran helped watch over the children while this mother got the help she needed for that day.”
The tender image of Officer Lofgran has since won the hearts of thousands of internet users who witnessed his kindness, and they praised him.
One commenter said, “That officer shows how sometimes they have to go above the call of duty.”
“True service and protection at its finest,” wrote another.
Another shared, “You helped that mother in a time she probably needed it the most in her life. You’re amazing!”
Taylor DeGooyer, a co-worker, wrote in saying, “I’ve shown up to a couple calls with officer Lofgran. He has always been super nice and friendly to everyone at an accident or other reasons. Way to go Officer Lofgran! Love WJPD!”
West Jordan Sergeant J.C. Holt told CNN, “We are grateful for the highlight and glad for officers like Officer Lofgran but what you see is really standard. All our officers are this way. It’s a typical day in the office, it really is.
“It was super hard for this woman to come into the police station, her children were all under the age of 5 and we admire her courage. If you need help, come in, involve us and give us a chance to help you.”
Thanks for the service of Officer Lofgran towards this mother and her children.