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Officer gives young mom car seat instead of a ticket

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Oct 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-06 16:38:51-04

Emmett Township, MI (WXMI) — A public safety officer from Emmett Township, Michigan went beyond the call of duty on Saturday.

Emmett Township Public Safety Officer Ben Hall was on his patrol when he pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation. When he made contact with the driver, he noticed a small child in the car who was wearing a seat belt but not in a child’s car seat.

The young mother told Officer Hall that she understood the importance of having the child in a car seat, but could not afford one because of her limited income at the time.

Rather than giving the young mother a traffic ticket, Officer Hall had the mother pull into a Walmart parking lot, where he went inside and purchased a car seat to keep her daughter safe in.