Cop sings to little girl

This tears me apart. Brighton, Colorado Police Officer Nick Struck and a toddler.

From CNN.com in 2015:

Police officer soothes toddler with lullaby after deadly car crash

by Ann Colwell

(CNN)  When a paramedic handed police officer Nick Struck a weeping toddler soaked in gasoline at the scene of a deadly car crash in Brighton, Colorado, his fatherly instincts kicked in.

Struck did the same thing he does when his own 2-year-old daughter is upset. He began to softly sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”
Somewhere in one of the lullaby’s verses, a bystander snapped a photograph of Struck and the child. Her family’s white SUV lies upside down in the grassy field behind the two. A paramedic is seen treating another passenger in the background.
Struck, holding the barefoot girl on his hip, points at something outside the frame. The child holds the fingers of one hand in her mouth, and clings to Struck’s shoulder with the other.

The best interview is here.

Humanity. This is what it means to be human.

BZ

 

One thought on “Cop sings to little girl

  1. Lived in that town for several years. All the first responders on that scene were in danger as the gas tank had ruptured and the ground was soaked and some gas had run into the vehicle interior. An EMT friend on the scene said the fire people were wrapping all the occupants in blankets before moving them. One spark and it would have gone boom!

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