After Officers Killed, Iowa Resident Comforts Police Only Way She Knew How…With Food
Viral| | By Mauricio Castillo
In one of the purest forms of human decency and empathy, a woman from Iowa was filmed by Des Moines television station KCCI providing some bottles of water and food to an Urbandale police officer one day after two Iowa officers were murdered while sitting in their patrol cars.
The woman, who as of yet has not come forward to identify herself, humbly offered what little she had available in an attempt to comfort the officer, who no doubt was impacted by the terrible tragedy.
In the video, the woman seems to insinuate that her own father is also a police officer, as she says to the officer through sobs, “I want you to go home to your families because I want my dad to come home to me. And I want my friends to come home to me and I’ll pray for you all and I don’t how else to help. I don’t know what else to do.”
She offered the pack of water bottles and a bag to the officer, who is slowly moved to tears himself. “This is the only thing I know how to help…is to feed. I want you to be hydrated.”
“Your prayers are all we need,” the officer replied while embracing the woman.
Police have since apprehended the suspect in the murders.
It is said that water is the element which brings life. If so, then this woman’s gift, though small and brief, speaks amazing volumes, and shows how far small acts of kindness can go, and how they can lead to more selfless, caring acts.
— Claire Brehmer (@clairenpowell) November 2, 2016