Way to go Men in Blue


Two police officers from the Taunton Police Department in Massachusetts attracted the attention of people.com for their kindness.  They were called to the home of Dawn King to report the theft of her 6-year-old son, Bryan King, Jr.’s bicycle.  The 6-year-old was devastated by the theft, and it was the second time he had had a bike stolen.  His mother said she had just purchased the new bike as an early birthday present for the boy because his other bike was stolen.


This Happens Too Often


Something moved the officers responding to the call that morning.  Bike thefts are reported frequently.  Something really stuck with officers Michael Flynn and Michael Hughes about the call.  Officer Hughes commented to Officer Flynn “I think I want to buy him a bike.” “He’s like, ‘Let’s split it, according to people.com.’”  It didn’t stop there.  The officers also purchased some fancy bike locks in addition to the new bike.


How the Surprise Happened


The officers contacted Dawn King saying they had some more questions about the bike theft and wanted to stop by her home to ask some more questions.  Dawn King and her son Bryan were blown away by the kindness of the officers.  The chief of police was even impressed with his officers’ actions and said in a press release about the act, “This is a fantastic example of community policing and I want to commend officers Flynn and Hughes for their selflessness and caring.  This boy had his bike stolen twice in a short period of time and that can be devastating to a child.  I’m glad our officers were able to put a smile on his face and brighten his day.”  I love a happy ending.

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