Officer helps child celebrate birthday after no one picks him up after school

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Darryl Robinson
Officer Darryl Robinson
images-Credit: Green Bay Police Department/Facebook

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- A Wisconsin police officer is being praised after he helped a child celebrate his birthday after no one picked him up from school at the end of the day, WGHP reports.

According to the Green Bay Police Department's Facebook page, officer Darryl Robinson responded to the boy's school after school officials reported that he wasn't picked up Tuesday afternoon.

Officers said the boy's parent is incarcerated and there were no other known family members to contact.

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After the child told Robinson it was his birthday, the officer decided to try and make the day special. So, he took him out for a cheeseburger at McDonald's and for a joyride in his police car.

"Thanks to the owners of our local McDonald's, we were given free cheeseburger coupons to hand out in certain situations.," the Facebook post read. "Officer Robinson took the child for a meal at McDonald's and a ride around in the police car for his birthday."

The child'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; we are proud to have him as part of the GBPD team!" the post concluded.

Retired police captain Bill Bongle commented on the post, acknowledging the officer's generous act.

"What a fine officer. No one is more committed to the community than Officer Darryl Robinson. That little boy will remember that for the rest of his life."