A woman from Ohio walked into the Butler County Sheriff’s office with a very serious question. An officer in the back of the office heard what she needed and came over to see what was going on. It was then that he saw what was behind her and quickly took action while no one was watching what was happening.
The woman walked into the sheriff’s office with a troubling question, but ended up receiving more than a simple answer. Deputy Brian Bussell is nothing new to oddballs, especially since he’s been in law enforcement for 25 years, but what one woman needed was a first for the veteran cop. However, he knew exactly what to do.
“I know our visit is at 9 a.m. and I saw the lady and the two small children sitting in the chairs,” Deputy Bussell said. “I assumed they were here to visit someone in our prison. When I went back out a while later the kids were asleep and the lady was still sitting so I asked if she needed any help.”
A stranded woman’s sons sleep in the Butler County Sheriff’s Office (Image credit: Screenshot WLWT)
Deputy Bussell realized the woman had been evicted from her home, and with nowhere to go, the police station was her last and only resort. She walked in wanting help finding an apartment, but Deputy Bussell came forward with something else.
The police officer saw that she did not arrive alone as she was with her two young sons who were also homeless after being thrown from their home.
Out of sight of the other officers and station staff, Deputy Bussell, a 25-year veteran at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, approached the mother privately and said he had booked a 10-day stay for her and her sons in an area Hotel.
The accommodations were all paid for by him from his own wallet, but the interaction didn’t end with the lavish gift. He also asked her to do something for him in return.
According to a Facebook post, he noticed the mother and her sons’ clothes were ragged and dirty, so he put the family in his squad car and drove them to Walmart. Bussell dropped them off there, and before he drove off he instructed them to choose something new to wear and to call him when they were done shopping so he could pay for everything, again on his own.
The boys really needed something other than a new shirt on their back. The children timidly asked the officer if they could get new shoes, realizing they wouldn’t be able to walk many more steps.
Deputy Bussell didn’t hesitate and said they could. Something as simple as shoes was more than a fashion statement for these kids, they were a basic necessity in life that they would have to do without if it weren’t for that friendly policeman.
Deputy Brian Bussell didn’t think his department would find out what he had done behind the scenes for this family. However, the mother took a picture of her boys with Deputy Bussell and shared the touching incident on Facebook. Someone else saw the woman’s mail and forwarded it to the civil service department to thank her for her service.
Deputy Brian Bussell and the two children (Photo: Butler County Sheriff’s Office)
“He went to Walmart when they were done and paid for everything,” Sheriff Richard K. Jones said of his caring colleague. “That is a true act of kindness. He didn’t tell anyone at work what he had done, but the lady took a picture with him and posted it on Facebook. That’s actually how we found out. It was shared so many times that I got a call asking if I knew what a generous gesture my surrogate was making. I am glad that he was able to help this family. This speaks volumes given all the negativity people have been saying about law enforcement lately. I have some of the best employees here.”
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