Passerby catches sweet moment between boy, state trooper at Baton Rouge gas station
BATON ROUGE- A candid photo at a local gas station captured a state trooper making a child's day.
The encounter happened at the Racetrac at Burbank Drive and Bluebonnet Boulevard Thursday evening. The trooper was apparently getting his usual coffee when the boy approached him, excited to see a real police officer.
The officer greeted the young man, but he then noticed the boy's shoe was untied. The trooper pointed this out to the boy, who just stood in silence. After a moment, he asked if he needed help tying his shoe, to which the child nodded.
The two went on talk about arresting "bad guys" and what the officer does on a daily basis. The moment was so endearing that a passerby caught a picture of the meeting and sent it to state police, who later shared it on social media.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Atchafalaya backwater flooding to linger for weeks
Landlord featured in On Your Side report arrested in alleged rental scheme
Officials make changes to Intracoastal Bridge merging
Former BRPD officer on a mission to walk again after horrific crash
DOTD: Repairs to Intracoastal Bridge may take up to a month to...