GOOD NEWS Little Girl Is Afraid of Police, So Officer Goes the Extra Mile During Traffic Stop
On August 10, Michael Harris was driving his truck in Frisco, Texas, with his seven-year-old daughter Mikylie riding beside him.
When he was pulled over by Officer Mike Collins from the Frisco Police Department, Mikylie started to cry because she was afraid of police officers.
"She's seen a lot of stories on the news and one time she asked me why black people and white people are killing each other, I didn't know what to say," Harris told WFAA.
Seeing the distressed little girl, Collins and Harris worked together to calm her.
After issuing Harris a ticket, Collins gave Mikylie a badge sticker and showed her his patrol car, even letting her play with the lights.
Collins said he wanted to show the little girl that police officers are just people too, a gesture that Harris truly appreciated.
“I don’t want her to feel that way about police,” Harris said. “It meant a lot to see him take the time.”
After Harris posted about the traffic stop on Facebook, Collins said he was blown away by their interaction and the positive feedback.
“It was priceless. Hearing ‘thank you for doing your job’ meant so much,” he said. “It’s a pleasure to see someone raising their children so well. It renews your hope in humanity. Mr. Harris is an excellent dad.”
Watch the local report above.