What would you do if you were in your first week on the job and you receive a call to head out to deal with a theft from a store by a juvenile? Well Atlanta police officer Che Milton’s decision when he arrived at the Atlanta Family Dollar Store may have changed the young 12-year-old’s life, according to Shareably. See why his actions would shame “Black Lives Matter” anti-police protests.
Officer Milton was confronted with a decision to make. Here was a young girl who was caught trying to steal a $2 pair of shoes and hauling her to the precinct in the back of her patrol car. Somehow according to CNN, the young officer was moved by the young girls who tearfully explained to him how she was attempting to do something nice for her younger five-year-old sister. Was she making up a lie or was there more to her story?
As he listened to her explanation, the young girl insisted that he younger sibling desperately needed the sneakers because she had nothing to wear. She even offered to take the officer to her house to meet her family. Her home happened to be in one of the worst areas of the city. What he found when he arrived was alarming.
The home was so small that it barely could fit two people, instead of her entire family of mom and dad and five kids. Officer Milton said, “I saw the conditions. There was no food in the house and the kids were there,” according to CNN. It was worse than that. According to the officer, the kids didn’t have any beds, but just sheets that were placed on the floor. Furthermore, the house was also completely empty: no furniture, no toys for the kids to play with and barely any food.
The young girls’ mother apologized to the police officer for what her child had done but insisted that even though her husband worked around the clock, there still was no money to furnish the necessities of life. She added that because of the high cost of daycare, she could not afford to work herself. It was a nearly impossible dilemma for the family to endure.
Officer Milton, emotionally touched by what he saw, made the decision to help them and left the house and went to the nearest pizzeria and purchased four large-sized pizzas and delivered them to the girl’s home. His Christian charity did not stop there, He has since returned to the home and dropped off clothes and diapers and checks up on them to see if the family needs any other help.
In addition, his police department precinct has joined in and their support for the family had been overwhelming. The police department has received countless offers of help for the family and has even offered to post clothing sizes of the children on its Facebook page so people can help donate. In a statement from Officer’s Milton’s department, it emphasized, “The way that Officer Milton handled this incident showed that not only is he here to enforce the law but also to go the extra mile and be a bigger part of the community he is policing,” according to CNN.