Mom Was Involved In An Accident. How This Officer Helped Has Everyone Talking
Sheriff's Deputy Ric Lindley was patrolling the interstate just like any other day, but when he stumbled upon a terrible accident he knew he had to help any way he could.
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A Caring Officer
Officer Ric and his partner Deputy Tim Sanford pulled over to the side of the road to check those involved for injuries.
After getting everyone treated as best they could before the ambulance arrived, Officer Ric noticed that a baby involved in the accident was very distressed.
Dealing with the stress of the accident, the mother gladly accepted his offer. That's when Officer Ric's partner snapped the iconic photo above.
A Kind Man And An Adorable Baby
Officer Ric's instincts kicked in and he knew how to help out the shaken up baby. He shared his technique with AL.com.
"After I held her and walked a bit, she quieted down. I recalled my days as a young father, and young grandfather, and I put those skills to work and calmed the baby down. She had a very sweet little personality."
This is what an every-day hero looks like!
The mother of the young girl was extremely grateful for the assistance Officer Ric gave her. It opened up enough time for her to gather herself and complete the necessary steps after the accident.
Just Doing Their Job
Even though the photo of him soothing the adorable little girl is spreading around the Internet like lightening, Officer Ric doesn't think that he has done anything out of the ordinary.
The Right Thing To Do
For him, it was just the human thing to do. And it doesn't hurt that he absolutely adores children.
He gushed, "If I had the money, I would have had 100 kids. I love kids."
The Whole Story
For a glimpse into the full story, click play on the video below.
More Than Just A Badge
It's people like Ric that show there are truly caring people still left in the world. Those who would go the extra mile and put their own inconveniences behind the needs of others.
"I'm just a man. I'm not better or worse than anyone else,'' he said. "I'm just a Dad and a grandfather. That's about it."
So next time you see an officer, thank them. You have no idea the things they do on a daily basis to give back to their communities.