Monday, July 03, 2017

Heroes: A cop rescues a 10-year-old boy and his sister

The headline is chilling:

Cop ADOPTS abused ten-year-old boy after rescuing him from home where he was tied up in a freezing water-filled trash can

Here are the details:
Officer Jody Thompson of the Poteau Police Department in Oklahoma has adopted 10-year-old John and his baby sister after he responded to a call regarding the young boy, two years prior.

Thompson was stunned to see a severely underweight eight-year-old boy with his wrists bound by belts, bruises all along his back and a huge bump on his head, having been submerged in a trash can full of cold water.
He weighed a mere 61lbs. The officer added: 'He did not have a spot on his body that didn't have a bruise or abrasion. It was the worst thing I've ever seen.'
The officer called the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) and registered to become a certified foster parent, bringing John home a few days later.
The family welcomed John to their home on April 30, 2015 and were even more surprised when they found they would be expecting their third biological child. 
Seven months later, the DHS contacted the family and asked them if they wanted to foster John's sister Paizley who was born while in jail.

He said: "We literally picked her up in the hospital the next day when she was a day old and brought her straight home."
"John is amazing," Thompson said. "He's a straight-A student, on the honor roll, in the gifted and talented program, involved in the local drama club. That kid's very resilient. He bounced back from this."

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