On September 7, an elderly Arvada, Colorado, woman visited her local police station, found an officer, and hugged him.
The woman was reportedly upset over all the violence she’s seen toward officers lately, and she simply wanted to give an officer a hug.
According to ABC 7, dispatchers at the Arvada police station said, “Officer Chris Steiner, a 20-year veteran of the department, was the lucky recipient” of the woman’s hug. The dispatchers pointed out that even though Officer Steiner is 6’2” and the elderly woman was about 5′, “she managed to get ahold of him and hugged him great; not once but twice!”
The woman did not reveal her name. She simply said, “she was worried about law enforcement” after the attack on Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas.
She said she cares for police officers and “would pray for them.”
Officer Steiner responded by saying:
It’s nice to be on the positive side of things. Sometimes you need to put something in the bank on that side after all we see on a daily basis. I go to almost every fatality that we have and every major crime that we have and it’s nice to get a hug as compared to looking over the trauma.
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