Officer gives young mom car seat instead of a ticket

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Emmett Township, MI (WXMI) — A public safety officer from Emmett Township, Michigan went beyond the call of duty on Saturday.

Emmett Township Public Safety Officer Ben Hall was on his patrol when he pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation. When he made contact with the driver, he noticed a small child in the car who was wearing a seat belt but not in a child’s car seat.

The young mother told Officer Hall that she understood the importance of having the child in a car seat, but could not afford one because of her limited income at the time.

Rather than giving the young mother a traffic ticket, Officer Hall had the mother pull into a Walmart parking lot, where he went inside and purchased a car seat to keep her daughter safe in.

4 comments

  • OneMan'sOpinion

    Fire Departments across the nation often give away smoke detectors. Would be terrific to start similar programs for child safety seats.

  • JenniferT

    One of our local civic organizations…can’t remember who…has a car seat loaner program. People can donate their kid’s outgrown car seat and borrow the next size up, and parents of newborns can sign out an infant car seat. All of the stuff is donated and current on safety regulations. And you can get a tax credit for donations even.

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