Police officer helps child celebrate birthday after no one picks him up from school


GREEN BAY – People are praising the actions of a Green Bay Police Officer who helped an elementary school student celebrate his birthday after no one picked him up from school.

Officer Robinson was dispatched to an elementary school on Monday after a child wasn't picked up at the end of the school day. Police said the kid's parent is in jail and didn't know of any family members they could contact to pick him up.

Authorities said it was also the child's birthday.

Yesterday Officer Robinson responded to a local elementary school for a child that was not picked up at the end of the...

Posted by Green Bay Police Department on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Robinson tasked himself with celebrating the boy's birthday and treated him to a meal at McDonald's and a ride around in his police car.

The boy's family was eventually located and he was dropped off.

"Thank you to Officer Robinson for taking some extra time to celebrate the child's birthday," the police department said in a Facebook post. "We are proud to have him as part of the GBPD team!"

Many commended Robinson for his kind gesture.

One person said, "To recognize that that child needed a little adult love and attention not only for his situation, but on his special day, makes you not only an awesome police officer, but shows what a wonderful person you are."