Police officer carries kid around trick-or-treating event in South Bend

NOW: Police officer carries kid around trick-or-treating event in South Bend

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – A photo of a South Bend police officer offering a kind act to a child is circulating around the web.

A photo from the South Bend Police Department’s annual “Cops and Goblins” event shows an officer carrying a child during the Halloween party.

James Burns, a 20-year veteran of the police department, said he saw a boy with special needs struggling to walk to each table to get Halloween candy.

Burns offered to carry the boy to ensure he didn’t have to miss out on the event.

Burns has two kids who have special needs, so he said he understands that the kids just want to be a part of it.

“I wanted him to be a part of it, and irregardless of what disability he may have, every kid just wants to be a part of the action,” he said.

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