Human Kindness (post by John Tesh)

This is one of those stories about someone doing the right thing.
And helping a woman who needed a hand.

The officer in this picture is John Nissen.
The woman is Barbie Henderson.

You wouldn’t know it from this picture, but she had just learned some horrible news.
And that’s when the officer got involved.

Afterword, Henderson’s sister was so impressed with what the officer did, that she sent this picture to the Hillview Police Department in Kentucky.

She also included a note explaining what happened.
Here’s what she said:

“Sometimes the very people you least expect to care are the ones who will.

Yesterday, my sister Barbie Henderson was on her way back home after visiting with family.

As she was driving, she received that call we all dread, a loved one crying.
You automatically know something awful has happened.

With tears in her eyes and holding the phone, she managed to turn the car around and head back to Louisville.

As her speed increased, she was stopped by an officer from Hillview and that is where the blessing began.

Officer Nissen was more than an officer yesterday.
He was a person with a heart to understand this was a lady who just lost her sister and heard the news over the phone.
From there on he took care of my sister.

As she cried, he listened to her and wiped away her tears.
He made sure she drank water as it was extremely hot outside, and he spoke to the family on the phone each time we called until my arrival.

When I arrived he wasn’t standing on the side of the car.
He was seated right next to her just as we would’ve been while she was grieving.
What an awesome guy!!!!

During a time we hear so many negative things about the Police, I want the world to know my Police Officers care!!!

They are thoughtful, compassionate, go beyond the standard and I appreciate them. The Barlow Family appreciates them!!

I’m a proud Hillview Resident!”

Stories like this always make my day.
People helping people.
People doing the right thing.
It never gets old.

Photo courtesy Hillview Police Department

Frank Somerville KTVU's photo.
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