School Resource Officer Goes Above and Beyond to Console Crying Student

April 3, 2019 Updated: April 8, 2019

Although the role of a police officer is to protect and serve, some officers truly go above and beyond. Just take a look at what happened at one school in Arizona.

On Aug. 2, 2018, Edna Guerrero, from Phoenix, uploaded to her Facebook page a photo of a police officer named Rusty Baubie comforting a little boy.

Baubie, who has been with the police force for 13 years, has served as a school resource officer for four years.

One day, he saw a boy on the floor of the middle school corridor where he works crying with his head in his hands. The officer knew what to do.

Guerrero wrote that she is “so grateful to have captured this tender mercy.”

“A student was having a difficult time, was screaming and inconsolably crying, saying sad and negative things about himself. This officer looked through the eyes of this student and immediately showed mercy.”

She added that Baubie told the student that “he did matter, that he was important, that he was loved.”

Those that do the most, those that go above and beyond are those that are rarely recognized. This amazing officer is one…

Posted by Edna Guerrero on Thursday, August 2, 2018

“This officer helped this student understand that we all make mistakes and that those mistakes do not define who we are and we just learn from them and move on,” she recounted.

Baubie had seen the boy leaving the school administrative office and saw how “traumatized” he was, so he “lent an ear and tried to calm him down,” Sgt. Armando Carbajal, a public information officer at the Phoenix Police Department, later told Yahoo Lifestyle.

Posted by Edna Guerrero on Monday, January 2, 2017

Guerrero lauded Baubie with praise for going above and beyond his duties to extend warmth to the young student.

“Those that do the most, those that go above and beyond are those that are rarely recognized,” she wrote. “This amazing officer is one of those people. This officer always does more than is expected of him.”

“This officer is one of the many kind hearted that go unnoticed for his good deeds,” she added. “This officer is the example we all need.”