When two weeks in the past a Florida police officer met a household in want, she helped out in the easiest way she might — she purchased them some Taco Bell.
Officer Mikayla Edwards, of the Lynn Haven Police Division, stated she seen folks standing within the drive-thru of the Mexican restaurant and, when she pulled as much as examine, she discovered a mom with a broken-down automotive, three hungry kids and sufficient cash just for one meal.
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“I pulled up and said, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’” Edwards told News Herald. “It was a mother. She had an older vehicle. It broke down. She had three kids in it. One was a pre-teen and the other two were very small children.”
After serving to to maneuver the automotive right into a parking spot, Officer Edwards supplied to purchase the household dinner. She additionally let the youngsters sit in her automotive and play with the siren whereas their mom fetched them some drinks.
When requested why she did it, Officer Edwards advised Information Herald, “People think all we want to do is just put people in jail, which really isn’t the case. We really do want to get out and help people and better the community. She was having a hard time. I guess, probably just God [told me], ‘Hey, you need to buy this family food. You need to help them, make their night better.’ I just listened and that’s what I did.”
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Lynn Haven Police Chief Ricky Ramie advised Fox Information, “We are so very fortunate to have officers in our department like Officer Mikayla Edwards. She is just an example of the kind of law enforcement officers we have in our department.”
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“Officers that go above and beyond every day to serve and protect our city,” Ramie continued. “Officers that put others’ needs before their own. Officer Edwards saw a need and responded. She did what law enforcement officers do all across this country every day. As Wayne W. Dyer said, ‘Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.’”