This Police Officer Was Captured On Video Playing Dolls With Girls Afraid Of Cops

August 30, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life

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A police officer in South Hill, Virginia, was captured on video playing dolls with two little girls who were afraid of cops.

Iesha Roper-Boswell believes her daughter and other children in the community have found a superhero in C.B. Fleming, a 15-year veteran of the South Hill Police Department.

Fleming and the children first met when emergency crews responded to a gas leak at their apartment complex. Once the leak was deemed not a threat, Fleming wanted to make sure everyone felt safe. He started talking with the residents of the complex as he often does.

When he approached the mother, he was glad she was doing okay, but something she told him left him concerned. She revealed that the children in the area were wary of cops, to the point that some were actually afraid of them. Iesha told him this included her daughter and niece, so Fleming decided to do something that would hopefully rid them of their fears.

“I was telling him that my daughter, my niece and some of the other children here were afraid of cops,” Roper-Boswell told WTVR.

Wanting the kids to feel at ease, he went over and sat down with them. Rather than talk to them or give them a lecture, though, he started playing with them. This took the children by surprise, but it had the desired effect. Soon enough, the kids felt comfortable around Fleming, despite him being a man of authority, and enjoyed their playtime together.

Roper-Boswell recorded video of the interaction and posted it on Facebook.

In addition to being a father of four biological and two adopted children, Fleming has been working at the South Hill Police Department in Virginia for the last 15 years, and he says that he has always strived to be a positive part of his community.

“It’s something I’ve always tried to do,” Fleming told WTVR of his interaction with the children. “When I got into this job, I knew there was something different, other than just writing tickets and being the bad person all the time. I figured if I could be that bright spot in someone’s day then that’s all that mattered.”

And based on his latest interactions with the kids, it seems that he has succeeded.

“He’s awesome. That’s the only word you can really use to describe C.B.,” Roper-Boswell told the news outlet. “It’s just amazing, the bond he has with the children.

“For him to make my child feel like she’s safe, she doesn’t even have to call 911, she just has to call C.B. if she’s in trouble. I’m glad he made this part of his job. He’s changed my daughter and niece’s lives.”

 



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