Police officers have jobs that drain them both physically and mentally. They often see people at their worst, and they see what the worst can do to others. But every now and again, officers have a chance to serve and protect in the very best way. Take, for instance, a police officer who made a house call to show a little boy that there were no monsters in his room.
Hayden Williams had just moved into a new house with his family. He and his 15-year-old sister used to share a room, but the house they moved to had more space. So Hayden got his own room. But the six-year-old was having trouble sleeping at night as he feared there were monsters in his room.
Hayden was having a difficult time adjusting to the new living arrangements. So much so that his mother took to Facebook to express her frustration in not being able to help her son feel at home.
“My little man has been having severe anxiety since we moved into the new house…I’ve tried everything under the sun to get him to sleep in his own room. Nothing is helping,” Amanda Williams wrote.
She added how he began to let his mind run wild with the idea of monsters. “He says he has something wrong with his head and that he can’t stop the scary thoughts that are creeping into it. He begged me to call the police and a doctor to help him. Seriously breaks my mama heart into a million pieces.”
Fearing for the safety of her son and at her wit’s end, Amanda brought Hayden to an Iowa police station where he met Officer Schwartz. The officer went above and beyond the call of duty for the small fearful boy.
“After the talk, Officer Schwartz came over to our home to fully inspect his bedroom to assure him that there were no bad guys and that nothing in his room that would hurt him,” Amanda explained on Facebook.
After Schwartz showed Hayden his house was monster-free, Hayden slept through the night for the first time since moving there.
Amanda ended her appreciation post about Officer Schwartz by expressing how much it meant to her that he would do such a thing. “Truly takes a village to raise kids right these days! I am beyond thankful that Officer Schwartz took time out of his busy day to come over and talk with Hayden.”