Police Officers Buy Shoplifter The Boots He Was Trying To Steal

December 11, 2018

Two police officers in Kansas decided to help instead of punish a young man who was caught shoplifting at Walmart.

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Officer Suffield and Officer Snepp

The juvenile was caught trying to steal a pair of work boots, but when police officers learned what his motives were, they bought him the boots.

The Roeland Park Police Department shared the story on Facebook, praising the officers involved.

This is what the chief of police wrote:

"A call this afternoon of a juvenile in custody at the Wal-Mart in Roeland Park for shoplifting was gifted the work boots he was trying to steal by a rookie Roeland Park Police Officer who is starting the police academy in January.


Officers responded to the Wal-Mart and found that a displaced juvenile within the State of Kansas Justice system was trying to steal some work boots so he could get a job. When the officer(s) at the scene listened to his story , they were compelled to help. The officer(s) bought the pair of boots for the juvenile and presented them to him after some words of encouragement to find a job, finish school, and stay out of trouble.

With tears in his eyes, the juvenile left with a supervisor of the group home he is staying with that had to respond to pick him up.

Just another reason why I am so proud of my officers here in Roeland Park. I just smiled when I heard this story a short time ago as it almost made me cry too.

Congrats to Officer Suffield and Officer Snepp for making another difference in RP and for a job well done."

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