This heartbreaking photo shows the moment a police officer comforts a small child at the scene of a fatal road crash.
When someone in uniform claims that they were just doing their job, it usually means they’ve actually done a whole lot more.
That’s exactly how Brighton, CO police officer Nick Struck described a recent heartbreaking encounter that has since gained national attention. After arriving at the scene of a devastating car crash in which an adult couple and their four children were thrown from their vehicle, Officer Struck’s paternal instincts kicked in. The children’s father was killed instantly from the accident and Struck immediately thought about what he would want another person to do for his young daughter in such a terrifying situation. He knew that although she survived the accident physically unharmed, his job of keeping the little girl safe was not over.