By Kim Minugh
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A doctor had just told the little girl that her mother wouldn’t be coming back home after she’d collapsed on the kitchen floor last month.
And yet the 9-year-old managed to thank a police officer who had been called to the scene — apologize, even — that the officer had had to watch her mom die.
“I’m really grateful that you guys came and helped my family,” the girl told Sacramento police Officer Sunny Cranford. “You kept trying, even though you couldn’t do anything.” It's not something officers hear very often, especially in rough-and-tumble neighborhoods like that pocket of Meadowview. And it was enough to break hearts – and open wallets – across the Sacramento Police Department.
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