Eastern Idaho officer’s kindness caught on camera

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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