Most of us never have to witness a terrible tragedy like this. But police officers are faced with similar situations every day.
When Officer Struck was called to the scene of a fatal car crash, he was greeted by a scared 2-year-old, alone and in shock. Her family’s SUV was completely destroyed and the family had been thrown from the car, instantly killing her father.
Right away, the Officer Struck’s accessed his fatherly instincts, grabbed the stunned child and walked away from the crash, trying to think of what he would do if his daughter was in the situation. In the midst of this heartbreaking scene in Brighton, Colorado, this kind man pointed to the sky and started to sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” in efforts to distract the toddler from what would be a scaring image.
As he did this, an onlooker captured this moment and now we can all see a true act of kindness in action.
While this video is a wake-up call, it’s a reminder of the difficult jobs that police officers have, and makes you grateful that there are cops like Officer Struck protecting us in times like this.