FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Autonomous Robots Prevent Crime

Ask The Expert

Stacy Dean Stephens

VP Marketing & Sales

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Video: WI Officer Donates Kidney to Boy She'd Never Met

October 11, 2017  | 

VIDEO: WI Officer Donates Kidney to Boy She'd Never Met

Officer Lindsey Bittorf of the Milton (WI) Police Department saw Kristi Goll's Facebook post seeking a live kidney donor for her 8-year-old son Jackson Arneson, who was born with a kidney condition. Bittorf said she was compelled to get tested to see whether she was a match. She was a perfect match, and nearly a year later the donation has been a success, reports WSBTV.

Bittorf, who did not know the family, delivered the news that she would be a donor to Jackson in person. "I took an oath to serve and protect our community," Bittorf told him, "and now my kidney is going to serve and protect you."

Jackson's June 22 transplant went smoothly, but he suffered collapsed lungs and pneumonia after the surgery. Thankfully, he pulled through after spending 11 days at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

"Thank you for giving me a new kidney ... I'm so lucky to have you as my donor," he told Bittorf via video.

Even though Jackson, now 9, has known Officer Bittorf for less than a year, they are like family now, with the scars to prove it. Jackson even calls Bittorf his "other mom."


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

1 of 3 Suspects in Ambush Attack on New Jersey Detectives Arrested
The Camden County (NJ) Police Department said in a Tweet that they have captured one of...
Utah Code Enforcement Officer Killed On Duty
A West Valley City, UT, code-enforcement officer was shot and killed on Thursday, and a...
Border Patrol Names Carla Provost to Lead the Agency
Carla Provost — who has been serving as acting chief of the Border Patrol — will take over...

Police Magazine