Police Officer Becomes Caretaker Of Child In Protective Custody

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As the police face increased scrutiny from all quarters, the Central Illinois Police department went viral after they shared a post about an officer caring for a child who was taken into protective custody.

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The sheriff’s office said that a correctional officer went above and beyond to spend money from out-of-pocket on diapers, a stuffed animal, and clean clothing for the child.

You won’t see or hear about this on the evening news but this is something we deal with regularly. This young child was…

Posted by Clinton County IL Sheriff’s Office, Carlyle Illinois on Sunday, November 1, 2020

The staff took care of the child for more than 6 hours till the child’s family members took custody. The picture of Detective McClaren watching cartoons with the sleeping child has garnered more than 7,500 shares on Facebook and is warming hearts of people all over.

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