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Thomasville police officer gives a student a brand new backpack

Officer Olivia Jones was on duty Tuesday morning and made it her mission to help out a student in need. (Source:WALB) Officer Olivia Jones was on duty Tuesday morning and made it her mission to help out a student in need. (Source:WALB)
He told Officer Jones that he just wasn't having a good morning and she noticed something wrong. (Source:Thomasville Police Department) He told Officer Jones that he just wasn't having a good morning and she noticed something wrong. (Source:Thomasville Police Department)
"I saw he was carrying a book bag but he wasn't carrying it on his back. The zippers weren't working. The books were falling out, the utensils were falling out," said Jones  (Source:WALB) "I saw he was carrying a book bag but he wasn't carrying it on his back. The zippers weren't working. The books were falling out, the utensils were falling out," said Jones  (Source:WALB)
A story that has already touched the heart of many and a prime example of community policing. (Source:Thomasville PD) A story that has already touched the heart of many and a prime example of community policing. (Source:Thomasville PD)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

One mission of the Thomasville Police department is to keep the city safe but another is to serve the community.

Officer Olivia Jones was on duty Tuesday morning and made it her mission to help out a student in need.

"I saw the young man walking to school and he was crying and looked like he was going through something so I got out and spoke with him," said Jones.

He told Officer Jones that he just wasn't having a good morning and she noticed something wrong.

"I saw he was carrying a book bag but he wasn't carrying it on his back. The zippers weren't working. The books were falling out, the utensils were falling out," said Jones 

So what did she do? Something out of the ordinary, something unique, and so kind-hearted. 

"I told him I would come back and see him later, so I ended up going to walmart and buying him a bag and bringing it to school," said Jones. 

His reaction was something she didn't expect.

"He was shocked and happy and smiling," said Jones.

A story that has already touched the heart of many and a prime example of community policing.

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