Police officers have had their fair share of press lately, and, sadly, not all of it has been positive. Thankfully, in our experience here at Wimp, we have nothing but nice things to say about the brave men and women who wear the blue. More often than not, they will go above and beyond the call of duty.
Officer James Hurst, of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, is a prime example of this kind of dedication to serving others. When a little boy was found abandoned outside a local area hospital, he stepped in and went the extra mile.
The boy had no adult supervision, so Hurst refused to leave his side the whole way through his initial medical intake exam. When the boy started to weep uncontrollably, he scooped the kid up and comforted him until he fell asleep. In an interview with reporters from KTLA news, he said that he simply acted on human instinct.
Hurst says that even though the hospital staff was doing a great job taking care of the boy, he just seemed to have a connection with him that helped the boy fall asleep in his arms in minutes. The touching photo was posted to the police department's Facebook page, where it quickly went viral.
Once he was famous, more stories of Officer Hurst's acts of kindness started to emerge. It seems that going above and beyond the call of duty is something of a hobby for him, and we're certainly glad to see his kindness being recognized!
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