Officer Notices Girl Every Morning. When She Isn't There, His Gut Tells Him To Check The House
Katie Mooney 5/15/2017
Kansas City is known for its major league teams, craft breweries, barbecue cuisine, and lovely scenery.
However, for one little girl, the views inside of her Kansas City home were anything but lovely. Sadly, Klynn Scales and her siblings were brought up in a situation which no child should ever have to endure...
Klynn spent her childhood in a home filled with drugs, violence, and extreme neglect. She has memories of having to steal food from a nearby convenient store, just to ensure that she and her brothers had something to eat.
The "way of life" in this home was so dysfunctional in fact, that a local police officer took notice of the abusive situation and felt the need to check in on Klynn daily.
Sgt. Jeff Colvin was the officer who would visit the home of Klynn and her brothers, every day. The presence of Officer Colvin made this nine-year-old child feel cared for, and safe. She shared,
"He was that one person that I trusted in my life as a kid."
She went on to say,
"Through all the bad situations, I would just picture him saying that he was here for us and that if we ever need him, he would be right there. He would always protect us, and so those words would come to me during the worst times of my childhood life."
However, on one particular occasion as Officer Colvin drove by Klynn's home - she was nowhere to be found. He knew instantly that something was wrong.
When the little girl did not show up to greet him as usual, Officer Colvin made the decision to enter the home in search of Klynn.
He found the child severely sick and in desperate need of medical attention. Officer Colvin brought Klynn to the hospital where she was diagnosed with malnutrition, and was provided the appropriate treatment.
Even after all they'd been through, Klynn never knew the name of the police officer who was there for her during her difficult childhood - and as the years passed, the two eventually lost touch.
Amazingly, 20 years later, Klynn and her hero were unexpectedly reunited...
Sgt. Colvin, two decades after providing support and protection to a struggling child, was reunited with her. The two were brought together so that Klynn could express her deepest and most sincere gratitude.
"Most times we go through our career not realizing we truly helped anybody out. That was the case with me where I wondered if I was even in the right career path."
Sgt. Jeff Colvin is clearly in the right occupation, as he was the only stable role model in this child's life - and for that, Klynn is forever grateful.
In regards to their reunion, Klynn shared,
"I just never thought that this would happen, to find my hero."
What began as a heart-breaking and disturbing situation - ended with love, friendship, and hope. Share this emotional story with your friends and family, and pay the law enforcement love forward!
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