A mother and her baby showed up at the police station in Hyattsville, Maryland, survivors of alleged domestic abuse. They arrived hungry and homeless.
Cpl. Che’ Atkinson called a distant relative of the woman’s to come get her and her baby, but when he arrived back at the station the next morning, the woman and her baby were still there.
So the kind officer found a car seat for the baby, then loaded the mother and her baby in his police cruiser, then took them to a hotel and paid for it using his own money. “I had the extra money,” he said. “What would it hurt just to put them up for a night to make sure they’re safe?”
A whole new level of “To serve and protect.”