A photo of a Dallas police officer comforting an infant after a scary vehicle accident is making the rounds on the internet and going viral.
What's the story?
According to KTVT-TV, Senior Cpl. Dominique Erwin tweeted out the image, which featured Dallas Police Sgt. Donald Boice and a 3-month-old baby boy, noting that it was taken shortly after officers arrived on the scene of a traffic accident on Saturday night.
Erwin wrote, "Not sure if this officer is with @DallasPD or @Dallas_Sheriff .... But it is an amazing picture from a traffic accident that happened over night. Please pray for those involved. @ChiefHallDPD @AShawDPD @DallasNLLEO @DPDChiefPughes @DPDStokes @CBSDFW."
In the photo, Boice can be seen holding the child securely, and smiling down at him.
Not sure if this officer is with @DallasPD or @Dallas_Sheriff .... But it is an amazing picture from a traffic accident that happened over night. Please pray for those involved. @ChiefHallDPD @AShawDPD @DallasNLLEO @DPDChiefPughes @DPDStokes @CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/4xtnxpFxDp
— Dominique Erwin (@DPDErwin) May 28, 2018
According to the station, Boice said that the scene was a "chaotic" one when he and others arrived. "Both parents were screaming 'Please don’t let my babies die!'" Boice said, according to KTVT.
The station reported that the 3-month-old child, two of his siblings, and both parents were in a vehicle when it overturned. The father suffered a fractured arm, and the mother also needed treatment, according to KTVT.
Boice said that all three children survived because they were still strapped into their carseats.
"The hardest part of it was convincing the mother that her children were going to be OK ... and to please 'Let me hold your baby while you get treatment,'" Boice said.
Boice said that he entertained the child and sang songs to him to distract him.
"You go from cop to parent real quick," he explained.
Boice told KTVT that he appreciated the photo going viral on social media.
"It’s great to let people know that we’re humans too," he said. "Most of us have kids, and we don’t forget. ... We aren’t just there to put people in jail, we are there to help people."