Cops are called heroes for risking their lives to save a stranger or take down the bad guy, but one Indiana State Police Trooper is being hailed a hero for doing something much simpler for a young boy.
Recently, 13-year-old X’zavier was invited to the Indiana State House to receive the “Youth of the Year” award by the local Boys and Girls Club. However, on the car ride to the event with his mom Bianca Mada and aunt Victoria Mada, his tie came undone.
“He tried to redo it himself and he just couldn’t remember every step. My sister tried to YouTube it, but it’s not that easy,” Victoria Mada said. “My nephew was too embarrassed to ask anyone else.” When Mada spotted a police officer, she asked if he could help. “We were worried about how to get it tied. I turned, and I happened to see an officer walking, so I asked that officer.”
“He stopped what he was doing and showed my nephew how to tie it correctly and congratulated him and shook his hand. As a former 911 dispatcher it meant a lot to me to show my nephew that cops are not bad people and that he can trust them and count on them to help him in any situation, even something as small as tying a tie,” Mada said about State Police Sgt. Don Gregory.
“I’ve got kids of my own,” Gregory said. “I like kids, and they seemed like a very nice family. That’s what we are all about, trying to help people. It was an opportunity for me to help him out.”
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