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Georgia Officers' Kindness Helps Grieving Mother After Baby's Death

April 19, 2016  | 

Photo: Conyers (GA) PD Facebook
Photo: Conyers (GA) PD Facebook

The story of an act of kindness by two Conyers, GA, police officers that helped bring closure to a grieving mother is going viral, reports WYFF.

The mother, Samantha Hudgens Swaney, posted the story last Wednesday on the Conyers Police Department Facebook page

The department thanked Swaney for sharing how officers impact the community.

Swaney's post says: "On Saturday morning, my husband and I and our friend Toni were setting up for a garage sale. It was about 7:45 a.m., and a city of Conyers policeman pulled up. My first thought was that I needed to find my permit. He smiled and said that he was actually stopping to see if we happened to be selling a baby crib. He shared that he had just responded to a family in need and he saw that their most immediate need was a crib for their tiny 3-month-old. He and his partner were willing to buy one, and just stopped by when they saw us putting out a bunch of furniture for sale.

"It might have seemed random to him, but I fully believe he was being led by the Lord. What he couldn't have known is that we had a brand new, never been used crib in our attic. Several years ago, we lost our baby during labor, and I haven't been able to part with the crib. There was not a second's hesitation. We gave him the crib and mattress. He and my husband went into the attic to bring it down.

"Those two gentlemen did so much more than they knew on Saturday, April 10. They rushed to the aid of someone in our community, saved the life of a little baby and helped her parents. And they gave me a way to let go of one of the biggest things I was holding onto from my son's cut-short life."

Comments (4)

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John retired IA PD @ 4/19/2016 9:30 PM

Great work officers Sounds like you may be heroes to some in your community.

PoPo @ 4/20/2016 10:05 AM

Leonard, Robert, Percy anything nice to say? Crickets....

otj25 yrs @ 4/20/2016 12:40 PM

I almost agree with the term some but would prefer the terms few or very few. Almost always the person on the receiving end of a "violent action" isn't going to be happy however the news media gives anyone with a gripe against police a voice and time. Just because a person or people not happy that someone got hurt or shot does not make it an unreasonable or unwarranted violent action. The news media would have you believe that we are in some type of communist regime where people are accosted daily without warrant or reason with the intent to victimize people and its simply not true. The number of interactions that are inappropriate are miniscule compared to the volume of calls where officers act in a professional, responsible, courteous, and even kind way. It's like plane crashes. Air travel is still the safest method there is and when one crashes its tragic and gets a ton of press but its not true that they fall out of the sky by the hundreds and neither do wrongful violent actions

Robert 2 @ 4/21/2016 10:28 AM

It appears I have been banned from this board...and similar to Joseph Stalin, all mention of my ID / Posts have been removed.
However, I will make one last comment to your post...since it seems to be logically held.

Using your airplane analogy, but going a little further:
1. When an airplane crashes, the crash is investigated...the details are released accurately to the public. Later, the results are shared with all airlines and people who operate that plane...and uniform changes are made if necessary.
Can you say that happens with LEO shootings? Why isn't there a uniform national standard of force in this country? Why do we not even report police shootings?
You are 100% correct that the number of police interactions, as percentage is small.
I suspect you live in a small town...if you were AA / living in a large might have a different opinion on the percentages.
How would like to be stopped and frisked for no reason..except your color / where you live.

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