Police Officer Comforts Lost Boy, Shines Positive Light On Law Enforcement


"Compassionate" is not a term commonly used to describe police officers across today's headlines, as many officers have become the focus of a heated debate concerning police brutality.

For Officer David Taylor of Louisiana, however, compassion is a defining trait.

During a routine patrol shift at the International Rice Festival in Crowley, Louisiana, Officer Taylor was approached by a woman who had found a young boy lost in the crowd.

Taylor picked the boy up and proceeded to comfort him for half an hour until his mother was found. The officer told ABC News,


Crowley resident Carolyn Senegal told FOX29 News,

Taylor is grateful for the positive recognition, but not a fan of all the attention he's received, as he contends he was just doing his job, according to ABC News.

He said,

Citations: Photo of Police Officer Comforting Lost Boy Goes Viral (ABC News), Photo of police officer carrying lost boy goes viral (FOX)