A woman from Ohio ended up inside the Butler County Sheriff’s Office with a serious question. No one on duty was ready to hear the heartbreaking predicament this woman was in with her two children.
The unnamed citizen spoke to Deputy Brian Bussell about her situation. Bussell learned that the woman was evicted from her home and asked if she could get some assistance with housing. Not only did he help her with temporary housing, but he also took her two children to Walmart to get new clothes, all on his dime. Eventually, the story went viral. In light of all the bad talk from the Left about cops, the media should promote stories like this.
After the woman revealed that the police station was her last hope since getting evicted, Bussell contemplated what to do next. Eventually, he pulled her aside from everyone else at the police station to talk to her in private.
The deputy revealed that he had reserved a 10-night stay for the woman and her family at a local hotel. Everything had been paid for by him, directly from his wallet.
His good deeds did not end there. After sitting in the station, the deputy noticed that the clothing that the mother and her children were wearing was battered and very dirty. Bussell decided to extend his kindness in another way.
Bussell put them in his cruiser and drove to a local Walmart. Once he got there, he told them to all go and pick out some new clothes. He instructed them to give him a call once they were done, and he could come in to pay for everything — again, from his own money — and then take them to the hotel.
The boys paused and said that they needed more than clothes. They asked, no doubt with a tinge of shame, if they could also get new shoes because theirs were just about finished.
Deputy Bussell told them that they absolutely could get new shoes, without hesitation. He knew that these shoes were not an attempt for the kids to be “fashionable,” but were a dire necessity.
Another Butler Country Sheriff, Richard K. Jones, stated that he is proud of this deputy helping a family in need. He knew that something was amiss when they showed up that morning, but he never anticipated such an amazing response from his fellow officer.
Jones spoke about how humble Bussell was during the event. “He went to the Walmart when they were done and paid for everything,” Jones stated. He apparently didn’t even want recognition for his good deed.
Jones continued, “This is a true act of kindness. He did not tell anyone at work what he had done, but the lady took a picture with him and posted it on Facebook. That’s actually how we found out. It was shared so many times that I got a phone call asking if I knew what a generous gesture my deputy did. I am pleased that he was able to help this family out. This speaks volumes in light of all the recent negativity people are saying about law enforcement. I have some of the best employees here.”
It is amazing to know that there are still people out there with huge hearts that will help those in need. Bussell should be considered an inspiration not just to cops, but to people around the world.
A little bit of kindness can change someone’s life. It’s easy to take things for granted, but when looking at the unfortunate situations some people end up in, one can’t help but feel commanded to do everything in their power to help. Bravo, Deputy Bussell.