A Utah police officer is being called a hero this week after photos of him helping a young mother with her baby went viral. The West Jordan Police Department shared the story on its Facebook page, explaining that Officer Lofgran was comforting the baby while the mother filed a domestic violence report.
“Officer Lofgran helped watch over the children while this mother got the help she needed for that day,” the Facebook post read. “He spent hours on this call.”
The baby’s face was blurred out to protect the mother’s identity.
The department, located just south of Salt Lake City, thanked Lofgran for his service, as did many people from West Jordan and beyond.
“This is what a hero looks like,” one Facebook commenter wrote. Another added, “We need more police officers like this.”
A local technician explained that she’s showed up to numerous car crashes with Lofgran and “he has always been super nice and friendly to everyone.”
Along with applauding the police, people were also inspired by the unidentified mother.
“Applause as well to the baby’s mother. It isn’t easy for women to seek help in escaping an abusive situation at home, especially in conservative communities where a woman’s worth isn’t fully appreciated,” one person wrote. “Cheers to her for her bravery, and to this officer for his compassion.”
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