Police officer sings to child to distract her from fatal accident involving her father

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BRIGHTON, Colo. -- In the midst of chaos and tragedy, a Colorado police officer was caught on camera trying to pacify a little girl whose father was the victim of a fatal rollover accident on Thursday, June 18th, according to KUSA.

In the photo, Officer Nick Struck can be seen tending to  a young girl while others on the scene worked to save the individuals who were thrown from the vehicle. Six people were ejected when the car rolled over. The victims included the child's father, one woman and four children.

"When you hear that there are children involved, I'll tell you what, everyone that responds to that scene, you get that pit in your stomach," Officer Struck told KUSA.  "The first thing we do when we get on scene is we just try to, if we can comfort anybody, of course we're going to go to the kids."

Officer Struck said he has a two-year-old daughter, and he just did what he would want someone else to do for her.

"I have a two-year-old daughter and she's my first kid," Officer Struck told 9 News.  "So of course, your first thought is that could be your little daughter. I'm not a medical person, but I know how to give a hug to somebody, and you better believe every one of those officers on scene would do the same thing."

Police told KUSA that the cause of the accident is still under investigation.  They also said no one in the vehicle was properly restrained. The woman who took the emotional photo said she saw a tire on the vehicle blow before the driver lost control.

"My daughter, when she falls down and hurts herself, I sing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,'  Officer Struck said. "So I started singing it to the little girl."

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  • Smitty

    Now this is what police officers do!

    Kudos to Fox for reporting what police officers do day in and day out, instead of all the cop bashing stories that only seem to take front page space.

  • wtf

    This is what police officers do..everyday. .good reporting. Positive reporting…the bad stuff is over emphasized..the good stuff forgotten

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