When Rigby police officer Chris Scott pulled up to the police department, he had no idea the publicity he would receive days later from a simple decision he made.
“He looked like he kind of had a bad day, so I pulled over and I sat down,” Scott said.
It was that decision to sit down that has the world talking. Scott sat down next to Kyson Baler, a nonverbal autistic 9-year-old.
Kyson had just been dropped off at Journey’s, a Development Disability Agency, in Rigby. He had been assigned a new case worker. Kyson doesn’t do well with change and ran out the door when Scott saw him and made the decision to sit.
“I just sat there for a few minutes and let him do his thing,” Scott said.” He pointed at my patch and I happened to have a challenge coin on me that had the patch on the opposite side and then badge on the other side. I gave him that and said are you ready to go back inside? He had a smile on his face and he was good to go.”
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