An Austin police officer went above and beyond his call of duty for a struggling family in Central West Austin.
According to a post by the Austin Police Department, Officer Riley received an alert about an young boy walking alone in a parking lot.
Riley approached the boy and learned that he walked to the corner store alone and was getting snacks for a younger sibling. The officer gave the young boy a ride home out of concern for his safety. When he reached the boy’s home, he learned that the family was going through difficult financial times.
After giving the kids some safety advices, Riley went to the H-E-B and bought a cart full of grocery and snacks so that the boys could eat without turning on the gas stove. He also got food stuff that their parents could cook for them.
“Please join us in commending Officer Riley for helping out a family in need,” the department wrote. “He showed true heart with this act of kindness and is just one example of how our officers work to make Austin a safe community.”
These acts of kindness by our police officers, reassure us that they have our best interests at heart always.