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Photo of local officer feeding baby goes viral

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Several police departments have been in the news lately, and not all of it has been good. But one local officer is getting world-wide attention for a positive action.

    A picture of Overland Park police officer Andy Black was taken at Oak Park mall and has since gone viral because of what the officer is doing in the photo.

    “It was so beautiful, it just touched my heart so much, that I had to stop and just talk to him, and ask him if I could take his picture,” Jilli Nel said.

    Nel is an artist, and normally stops to take pictures. She says this moment melted her heart. She decided to share the picture on Facebook, and it has since gone viral and both Officer Black and Nel have gotten messages from all over.

    “Some people have turned it into, you know, this is a set up photo,” says Nel. “It wasn`t. It was just a pure moment that I had to capture.”

    Officer Black has been working off duty at the mall for 25 years and was working Saturday when he got a call to help a woman who had suffered a seizure.

    “By the time I got there, the lady had recovered somewhat, and was sitting on a seat with a small baby in a carrier at her feet,” says Officer Black.

    He says the woman was disoriented and her husband was dealing with the paramedics.

    “She was still shaking very badly, and I was afraid that she would drop the baby,” Officer Black told FOX 4’s Melissa Stern.

    So he decided to ask if he could hold the baby.

    “She had the baby and was putting the bottle in her mouth, and when she gave her to me, she handed me the bottle,” says Officer Black. “The baby started crying. I`m a grandpa. I took the bottle, and I fed the baby.”

  2. Zaac

    Zaac Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2012
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    Crazy that because of systemic racism run amok amongst terrorist cops that something like this that should be a normal occurrence goes viral.