A police officer from West Jordan Police Department, Utah has garnered national praise after photos of him holding a baby while on call went viral.
The baby’s young mother had come to the police station with her children to file a police report last month.
As she filled out the necessary paperwork, Officer Robert Lofgran helped watch over her children and even held her baby for several hours while she’s completing the procedure.
The photos were taken by the department’s record clerks who then posted it on the police department’s Facebook page on Thursday.
The caption read, “Our record clerks caught Officer Lofgran during a call detail the other day. A young mother came in with her small children to file a domestic violence report. Officer Lofgran helped watch over the children while this mother got the help she needed for that day. He spent hours on this call. Thank you for your service!”
The post has been liked over 3,000 times and shared 414 times.
Sgt. Alex Earelli who knew the officer personally said the force is happy because those are the type of values they’re trying to represent.
He also stresses that officers must show kindness and support in all their calls.
Sgt. Earelli said, “I wouldn’t say it’s every single day, but it’s often where officers do step in to try and help out with providing any type of resource so the parents or the victims can get assistance.”