A woman’s Facebook post has gone viral, after multiple police officers visited her home during the week.
In her post, she explained that the officers were called to her house after her autistic son threw an enraged fit. What she didn’t expect, however, was the way three officers decided to handle the situation.
Sherry Lynn Hillard
In the last week, I’ve had 6 police officers in my home because my son’s meltdowns turned to rage. With so much negativity shown towards law enforcement lately, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show my appreciation for the empathy these officers had for my son.
They showed up not knowing much about autism but they listened and learned while they kept us all safe. They also asked ALOT of questions so they wouldn’t do the wrong thing.
The meltdown today was because John wants to dress like Joe on Blues Clues but I can’t find that same shirt anywhere.
After calming him down, the officers went and bought a blue shirt and with Jenn’s fabric markers they attempted to create the shirt John wants. That’s what this pic is, 3 officers, going above and beyond to help a severely autistic teenage boy! Sadly, it didn’t work, but the fact that they were willing to do this for my son made them heroes in my eyes.
They may not be master seamstresses, but these cops still did what they could for a child on the Autism spectrum, proving that police officers don’t just catch criminals, they also stand up for the little guy, and those who may be misunderstood.