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Officer Called To Home Over Reports Of Child Abuse, When He Arrives He Finds His Daughter

Photo Credit: ABC15 Arizona

Photo Credit: ABC15 Arizona

Note: we are republishing this story in light of recent reports that show child abuse has significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. More on this here: https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-10-08/study-confirms-rise-in-child-abuse-during-covid-pandemic

Kingman Police Department Lieutenant Brian Zach was working night shift as a patrol sergeant two and a half years ago when he received a call to perform a welfare check on a home.

Photo Credit: ABC15 Arizona

Photo Credit: ABC15 Arizona

There, he found now four-year-old Kaila. He stated that he immediately knew that something was wrong.

"I went there and realized that her injuries were definitely abuse and they needed to be investigated. I took care of her, took her back to the station. We watched 'Wreck It Ralph,' and we just bonded," he said, adding that Kaila had been badly injured.

Photo Credit: ABC15 Arizona

Photo Credit: ABC15 Arizona

It was the third time her abuse had been reported.

Zach, a father of two, couldn’t stop thinking about Kaila’s situation.
"When I came home that night, I told my wife about this little adorable girl that we got to meet and I wanted to just bring her home," he recounted.

Photo Credit: ABC15 Arizona

Photo Credit: ABC15 Arizona

When Kaila needed a temporary home, Zach and his family immediately stepped up.
"We gave her love and care and not knowing when she would go back - if at all. And we just took each day at a time," he said.

Photo Credit: ABC15 Arizona

Photo Credit: ABC15 Arizona

Days become months and months became years. Finally, the Zach family became Kaila’s forever home in August 2020.
Zach stated: "The best thing to come out of 2020 is the fact that we gained an official member of our family. That was my Christmas present."
"I love him - I love him so much," Kaila said.

Sources: ABC 11

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