A woman has been reunited with the police officer she calls her hero, who helped her through her troubled childhood.
As a child, Klynn Scales lived with her mother and two brothers in a house filled with drugs and violence. At 9-years-old, she met a police officer who would help her get through all the tough times.
“He was that one person I trusted in my life as a kid,” Scales told WGNTV.
Scales says that the officer stopped by her house on a daily basis to check on her and her brothers and even took her to the hospital to be treated for malnutrition on one occasion.
Despite how involved the officer was in her life, she never knew his name.
Eventually, Scales and her family moved out of state and never spoke to the officer again. That is, until now.
“I had actually thought about her and wondered whatever happened with her… when I was over by the old east patrol station,” said Sgt. Jeff Colvin of the Kansas City Police Department.
In June 2016, about 20 years since the two had last seen each other, Colvin received an email about a girl who used to live near the station. The two were reunited by Sgt. Jennifer Jones, who set up a reunion in Kansas City. Scales came from Texas to meet with Colvin.
During the reunion, Scales thanked Colvin for all that he had done for her as a child.
“I just never thought that this would happen, to find my hero,” Scales said.
Scales said that Colvin inspired to become a police officer herself. At the time of the meeting, she was preparing to begin the application process to become an officer in Houston, Texas.
According to Wide Blue Line, Scales shared a post about Colvin and their reunion on Facebook. Her post reads:
Jeff Colvin is not just a hero to me,but my guardian angel also. He was there when I had no one. I remember seeing his face with the bright circle light around him. When I told him, I couldnt breathe, he saved me from malnutrition. I want him and every police officer to know that what you do, no matter how small or big, you can make a positive impact in someones life, like he did mine. I am here today and have the passion of helping others and law enforcement because of him. I know right now, many law enforcement officers, especially now, are questioning if they made the right career choice with only the bad stories being shown. I hope that Jeff Colvin and my story will be a inspiration to others.
Sources: WGNTV, Wide Blue Line / Photo Credit: Wikipedia