BISMARCK, N.D. - Three Bismarck police officers are being recognized for their act of kindness to a 4-year-old boy.
A post on the department's Facebook page says they received a letter from a Bismarck woman wanting to highlight what the officer's did.
The letter read:
"This evening while my family and I were out for dinner, we ran into your officers enjoying their supper. During our meal we spoke with them and they gave our 4-year-old son a junior officer badge. We know one of the officers and thus were visiting with him and his colleagues.
When we left the restaurant, my son had a balloon in the car that blew away. Naturally, he was upset as any 4-year-old is when they lose their balloon.
Unbeknownst to us, the officers witnessed the event. After arriving home a short time later, we had a knock at our door and visitors for our son. The three officers brought him a special balloon and took picture with him.
I wanted to share this with you, because I think it is important to recognize all the kind acts our officers do that many people do not hear about. This random act of kindness meant a great deal to us and our son.
Thank you to all three officers for showing my family the goodness in all people and the value police officers bring to our community. We are lucky to have great people watching out for us!"