Photos of Dallas police Sgt. Donald Boice cuddling and singing to a 3 month old baby boy, Jaxon, after his family was involved in a horrifying rollover car crash have gone viral. The kind officer had already worked a fatal crash on his overnight shift and was concerned this call would also be deadly, luckily it was not the case. “Please, God, not another one tonight — and especially with kids involved,” Boice prayed during the drive there.
On reaching the scene, the 12-year police veteran held on to the baby and sang to him to distract him from the chaos while first responders treated his parents and cleared the wreckage. “Please don’t let my baby die, please don’t let my baby die,” the parents pleaded with him after the crash.
What makes this beautiful moment of utter kindness even more remarkable is the fact that Boice, wasn’t actually required to respond to the call because the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department was leading the investigation, but he told the newspaper he went to the crash scene anyway because children were involved, and he wanted to make sure they were safe.
The officer’s hands-on approach with the baby was captured in touching photos and video footage that went viral on social media and eventually caught the attention of Jaxon’s family.
“It means the world to me,” Jaxon’s mom, Tomecia Dodd, told The Dallas Morning News. “It’s amazing that he went from police officer mode to father figure mode. Anyone that has children would understand how much that means to you.”
The job of peace officer is sometimes singing softly to a baby, after removing safely from car seat, while mom is medically treated after car overturns.
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After making sure that the children involved in the crash were unharmed, Boice did his best to calm their traumatized mom and persuade her to get the care she needed. “It’s OK, I need to hold your baby. Please trust me with your baby while you get treated,'” Boice recalled telling Dodd.
People all over the internet are commending Boice for showing a side of the police force the public doesn’t often get to see and we salute this kind-hearted hero!