Klynn Scales, a 9-year-old who grew up in the neighborhood of a police station, made it a point to wave at Sgt. Jeff Colvin on a regular basis. When Colvin saw that the girl had not shown up for work one day, he decided to look into it to make sure she was all right..
Growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, Klynn Scales had a tough childhood. As a child growing up in a household full of violence and crime with her mother and two brothers, Klynn was forced to steal food from a nearby 7-11 in order to provide for herself and her brothers. A local police officer who was on patrol near her home became the only person Klynn could trust after seeing the things she had experienced.
Having met the police when she was only nine years old, Klynn and the officer quickly formed a bond. Klynn told reporters from WDAF News that the officer came to realize that she and her brothers had had a difficult childhood and showed a genuine interest in their well-being as a result of this.
Every day while on patrol, Klynn would welcome him with a wave, knowing that the cop would always be there to assist them if they needed it. Klynn subsequently recounted how the officer’s promise of assistance helped her get through some of the most difficult years of her life, despite the fact that she didn’t know who he was.
According to ABC13, the officer, Sergeant Jeff Colvin, grew suspicious one day when Klynn didn’t meet him when he arrived at the station. Sergeant Colvin rushed inside the house via the front entrance, only to be terrified by what he saw as he looked inside.
Klynn was in grave danger, and no one in the house was taking care of her at the time. Sergeant Colvin carried Klynn in his arms and drove her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with malnutrition and treated accordingly.
After that, Sergeant Colvin lost touch with Klynn when she relocated to Austin, Texas, according to the report. Sergeant Colvin never forgot Klynn and was always curious as to what happened to her, even after almost two decades. Klynn, on the other hand, never forgot Sergeant Colvin, who she credits with saving her life all those years ago.
Klynn sent an email to the Kansas City Police Department, explaining her situation and asking for assistance in locating her rescuer. She did not know his name at the time of the email, so she described where she lived and the specifics of the case. The police department was ultimately able to locate down Sergeant Colvin, and Klynn was able to express her gratitude to him in person for everything he had done for her when she was a kid.
As Klynn and Sergeant Colvin exchanged a hug, the veteran law enforcement officer expressed his gratitude for being able to make a good impact in her life by helping her.
What are your thoughts on the story of Klynn and Sergeant Colvin? Was there ever a time in your life when you were a kid that you could turn to for assistance no matter what the scenario was?