Oklahoma Police Officers Go Above And Beyond To Help Kids Whose Mother Was Arrested

| by Jonathan Constante
Oklahoma City police officer with 7-year-old girl he helpedOklahoma City police officer with 7-year-old girl he helped

Oklahoma police officers went above and beyond the line of duty for two children whose parents will be in jail this Christmas.

Officers Cook and Vernier pulled a woman over on Dec. 16 on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department's Facebook post.

The woman was arrested for DUI and child endangerment. The woman's 7-year-old daughter was crying and reportedly told the officers that her and her brother hadn't eaten all day. When the officer asked her for her birth date, she told them that she “got no presents this year because mommy is broke and daddy is in jail.”

The officers “took the kids to Walmart and bought them both presents (out of their own pockets),” the Facebook post notes. They also grabbed a bite to eat before taking the kids to a shelter. The kids were then placed into protective custody.

“Great job spreading holiday cheer Officers Cook and Vernier!” the Facebook post concluded.

Source: News 9, Oklahoma City Police Department/Facebook / Photo Credit: Oklahoma City Police Department/Facebook