When it comes to keeping the community free from danger, there is no one that we rely on more than the brave and strong police force. Knowing that they are around certainly gives us peace of mind and comfort.
Though we usually see policemen as tough and full of authority, these men in uniform are also capable of kindness and gentleness, not just to the human population but even to the animals who are under their care.
One particular law enforcement officer has gotten attention on social media for all the right reasons after showing a compassionate side of him that most of us don’t really expect from policemen who often project an aura of toughness and strength. His gentleness and the kindness he has shown to an injured dog was a moment that definitely inspired a lot of people online.
It was a snowy day and the road was slippery from all the snow which could have fallen since the night before. One dog was at the wrong place at the wrong time and, unfortunately, got hit by a speeding car whose owner did not even bother to check if he was okay. The dog’s name is Rogue, and he was absolutely terrified.
That was the moment when a good Samaritan named Sgt. Chris Howlett stepped in.
The kind man who is an officer from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was quick enough to give a helping hand to the injured pup. He went and covered the terrified dog with a coat issued by the sheriff’s office, patted Rogue’s head gently and stayed by his side to show that someone cared and someone was around for him.
In a Facebook post uploaded on the department’s page, Sgt. Howlett’s kind gesture was recognized as a beautiful way to remind everyone that men from law enforcement are also capable of being compassionate.
“During times that there seems to be negative press towards law enforcement, this shows a bit of compassion on the part of law enforcement and specifically our deputies,” the post read.
The dog was eventually turned over to his owners and is believed to have “sustained minor injuries but is expected to be okay.”
As for Sgt. Howlett, his genuine care and kind gesture will always be seen as an inspiration and a moment captured to make people aware that compassion is something that should be expected even from the seemingly tough police force.
Sometimes, we often get carried away by certain expectations and we don’t believe that some things are quite possible unless we see it with our own eyes. It isn’t hard to judge, especially when everything around us is telling us about all the negative things about certain people or situations.
In the midst of all the negativity that revolves around law enforcement people these days, Sgt. Howlett’s simple yet meaningful act of kindness definitely gave everyone a glimpse of what we should all be focusing on. After all, caring for each other is always a better choice than throwing negativity all around.
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