A note came in for an officer who, on February 25, 2015, had just finished a call when he spotted a little boy playing with sidewalk chalk outside. The officer took a few minutes and drew pictures with the boy. What he didn’t know was the little boy was another EPD officer’s relative. The boy's name is Jayden and he has numerous health issues, with a single mom who can’t work because of her son’s health. The person who wrote the note said, “I know drawing with sidewalk chalk is a minor thing, but it really made their day. My relative took a photo of the officer and posted it to Facebook."
Jayden's mom said: “I just wanted to take the time to thank an officer! It may not have been much to him but he took the time to play with my son for a few minutes and make him laugh. My son didn't stop talking about it, even told his teacher today at school about it. My son is 3 and having the officer take time out of his day for him meant so much to me and my son, even if it was just for a few minutes. Thank you so much for being so kind!”