Ga. cops' heroic 'diaper duty' photo goes viral
Two Georgia officers responding to a shoplifting complaint found two small children desperate for a diaper change
By PoliceOne Staff
DUNWOODY, Ga. — Two Georgia officers responding to a shoplifting complaint found two small children desperate for a diaper change.
According to NBC 11, Officers Kerry Stallings and Mark Steven arrested the children’s parents for shoplifting at a Wal-Mart store and discovered the children had been left in their vehicle.
"I've changed many outside of work, but in 15 years, I've never had to change a diaper at work," said Officer Stevens.
Another officer at the scene captured a picture of the act, which immediately went viral.
The city council is awarding the two officers — who are both fathers — Dunwoody Diaper bags to honor the act, according to the report.
"I will carry that proudly. I will show up with my gear bag and my diaper bag on calls. And if I need to change a diaper out on a call, I have changed many before, and I can do another one," Stevens said.
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- Video: Deputy shoots armed man who charged at him during traffic stop
- Va. sheriff’s office forced to remove 'blessed are the peacemakers' decals
- Judge haunted by release of man in deadly Ohio shootings
- Off-duty cop helps detain man who tried to break cockpit door mid-flight
- UK police: 19 dead, roughly 50 injured after explosion at Ariana Grande concert