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Cop reaches into his pocket to help a family in need

Austin police officer James Riley was walking his beat when he was alerted to a young child walking across an empty parking lot by himself.

The young boy told Officer Riley that he was walking to a store to buy a snack for his younger sibling. Riley was concerned about his well-being, so he gave him a ride home.

Upon meeting the boy’s family, he became aware of their financial problems and decided to help.

Riley went to to the grocery store and brought back a load of snacks for the kids and easy-to-prepare meals for the parents.

The Austin Police Department shared the story on Facebook and said, “He showed true heart with this act of kindness and is just one example of how our officers work to make Austin a safe community.”

Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.

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