Awesome Police Officers Answer the Call of Diaper Duty (VIDEO)

Police officers DunwoodyPolice officers do many things for the citizens of our great country: They maintain order, they find your stolen car, they save lives, and in this case, they change diapers! This was all in a day’s work for the officers of the Dunwoody Police Department of Georgia.

What went down is this: Officers Kerry Stallings and Mark Steven responded to a call at a local Wal-Mart where a couple had been arrested for shoplifting. The parents had left their babies unattended in their car in the parking lot while they went to allegedly pilfer the superstore. When Stallings and Steven discovered the infants, it was evident that one was very much in need of a diaper change. Stevens, a father himself, jumped to action.

"I've changed many outside of work, but in 15 years, I've never had to change a diaper at work," he said. 

The story went viral after the Dunwoody Police Department posted it on their Facebook page, and now the two officers are being honored with a unique gift. The city council is awarding them official Dunwoody diaper bags, so they will always be ready to serve, protect, and change those diapers.

"I will carry that proudly. I will show up with my gear bag and my diaper bag on calls. And if I need to change a diaper out on a call, I have changed many before, and I can do another one," said Officer Stevens. 

This got me thinking, although changing diapers isn’t a usual occurrence in a police officer’s working day, perhaps having them in the trunk of their squad car may be a good idea. You never know what will happen in the line of duty, and to be prepared is something that police pride themselves on.

The other thing that is great about this story is that the police officers wear their father badge so proudly, willing to help a baby in need even though diaper changing is a dirty job that no one enjoys. Parenthood prepares you for so many things, apparently even police work.

Do you think that police officers should carry a changing bag in their squad cards just in case?

Image via Dunwoody Police Department

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nonmember avatar Emmie

I really don't think it's a bad idea at all! It can be hours before a child gets settled after a caregiver arrest - a clean diaper is an immediate need.

1Tall... 1TallMamaCA

Many officers carry small stuff animals in their trunks, sometimes jackets, clothes, diapers, shoes. Usually in the lowest income towns, along with snacks and juice.

Choco... Chocodoxies

Wait... roll it back. A couple of PARENTS left BABIES in a car ALONE so they could SHOP LIFT and the story you chose to write about is a man changing diapers? 

Words fail me. 

Danielle Rumford

The sad part of this is that too many times parents fail. The bright side of this story was a great man doing what he could to make the child safe and comfortable. I think that is the moral of the story and that is worth more than words. We need more police officers like this guy!

lazyd lazyd

So where's the rest of the story???  What happened to the kids???  I hope they were taken in by family who would care for them??  Where the parents arrested and charged with numerous crimes - theft, neglect???

Felip... FelipesMom

chocodoxies, why would the author need to write about the down side of this story? The facts are there. Good lord. Can't people write about what they want to? This is not a front page article in a major newspaper - there is not obligation here to tell the news - this is a flippin' blog. And I for one would love to see more stories about positive things! Yeesh. What else do you even need to know about the deadbeat parents in this story? There was nothing else to be said besides just going on about how much thy suck. We know they suck, we all read that they left their kids in the car to shoplift. End of story. 

nonmember avatar Kristi

I know I have said this before, but it makes me so sad when people are surprised that officers do things like this. Most officers do things like this all the time.

Jessy76 Jessy76

This isn't shocking at all. Police officers are people many of whom have children. Most police officers have great compassion for kids since them and the elderly are the least able to care for themselves. The whole job of a police officer is to serve and protect, as parents that is what we do for our families. It just seems to go hand and hand IMO. It's a good thing for this child that the officers were there to help them.

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