KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – Kokomo Police officers go above and beyond to help a local family after their swing set is destroyed in a pursuit.
It happened back on December 16. That pursuit came to an end in the Rahl family’s yard. The suspect’s car hit their house and took out the kids swing set in the yard.
The family inside was OK, but when officers went inside to talk to them, they found 8-year old Emma and 5-year old Natalie upset because their swing set was destroyed. Their mom said they played on it all the time.
After hearing that, officers stepped in to help.
They donated their own money and used funding from the FOP to buy the family a brand new swing set.
Not only that, but they assembled it and surprised the family with it on Christmas Day.
“They made an awesome scene. They came down our road, lights and sirens on. They already put the swing set together so it was on the back of a flatbed truck they brought that right up to our home,” said Brittany Rahl.
“It is just a testament to the police department, the city, with community policing you get to know your community and when something like this happens its more personal and it is the right thing to do,” said Chris White, president of F.O.P Lodge No. 78.
White said officers didn’t do this for the recognition, they just wanted to help the girls.
They came in on their off time to assemble the swing set and worked with a local tow company to deliver it.