Photo of Georgia officer comforting toddler found wandering the streets alone goes viral

May 13, 2016 6:33 PM by News Staff

(WSAV) The kindness of a rookie police officer in Savannah, Georgia captured on camera in a still photograph is spreading like wildfire on Facebook.

The photo shows a rookie officer comforting a 16-month old toddler found walking alone on the street.

Officer James Hurst says police academy training about community-oriented policing, coupled with his life experience as a dad, came into play when he answered the call.

"This job is so much more than just chasing the bad guys, it is about serving the citizens of the communities you work in and doing what they need you to do," said Hurst.

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