Officer looks after toddler while her dad’s in court – proving he’s a ‘father first and police officer second’

Most parents will agree that trying to multi-task with an active toddler is not the most effective way to achieve daily goals, and yet most parents don’t really have a choice.

One dad found himself waiting for a court hearing concerning a traffic ticket while trying to watch his two-year-old daughter Abi who he couldn’t find a babysitter for.

A court camera captured Jose Moncayo trying to read through some papers before his appearance at the Utah County courthouse for a traffic ticket. Meanwhile, his very active toddler is running around in the background.

When it was time for him to enter the court he couldn’t take his daughter in with him, and that’s when a hero swooped in to help.

Utah cop lends a helping hand and babysits toddler while her dad is in  court | Daily Mail Online

Officer Kevin Norris from the Orem Police Department saw Jose struggling and offered to babysit the young girl while the dad was in court.

Officer Norris had been watching the father and daughter while he waited in the hall to give his own testimony and could instantly relate to the dad’s situation.

“I’ve got kids myself,” Officer Norris explained to 2News, according to FOX 11. “I know what it is to have rambunctious kids, and it’s hard to take them anywhere.”

The officer can be seen on the court camera walking Abi up and down the hall and even made sure she had some snacks. When she finally wore herself out the officer pulled up some cartoons on his phone and she sat with him to watch them.

Kind Police Officer Offers To Babysit Rambunctious 2-Year-Old While Father  Appears In Court

When the dad finished he came back to the sweetest sight – he found his daughter asleep in the officer’s arms. This little girl knew she was in good hands and felt so comfortable with the officer she fell asleep.

“We’re not just officers who are out there to arrest people,” Officer Norris shared. “We’re out there to make our community a better place.”

The Orem County Police shared the footage on their Facebook page which has since been viewed by more than 3 million people.

“You can tell that Officer Norris is a father first and police officer second!” The post read.

Last week, Officer Norris was waiting to testify in a hearing when he saw a very rambunctious two year old waiting with her father (Who also had a court case) in the lobby. The father had a court case scheduled and was unable to leave the little girl at home. When it was time for his case to be heard he tried to take his daughter into court with him. However, kids are not allowed in the court room for various reasons and the girls father didn't know what to do…….That was until Officer Norris offered to babysit for the man. You'll see from the court surveillance video that the little girl took to Officer Norris as he walked her around, getting drinks of water and treats from the Deputies at the front door. He pulled up some cartoons on his cell phone and the little girl climbed up onto his lap and she must've been worn out from all running around she had done because she quickly fell asleep on Officer Norris' lap.You can tell that Officer Norris is a father first and police officer second!

Posted by Orem Police Department on Monday, February 1, 2016

It seems this little girl knew she was being left in capable hands with this hero officer.

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