Poteau, OK — Month after month and day after day, the Free Thought Project reports on stories of unspeakable crimes committed by those sworn to ‘protect’ society. Unfortunately, there is never a shortage of taxpayer funded corruption. So, when the chance presents itself for TFTP to shine a light on a public servant for their heroism and selfless public service, we jump at the opportunity in order to provide an example for other officers. Officer Jody Thompson is one such example.

Thompson’s story begins when he was off-duty two years ago and overheard a call about a horrific case of child abuse. Because of his background at the district attorney’s office in child abuse, Thompson thought he should respond, even though he wasn’t working. What he found when he arrived at the call was nothing short of heartbreaking.

“I’ve investigated child abuse cases before,” Thompson told CBS News. “I thought I’d better go ahead and respond.”

When Thompson arrived at the scene, reports CBS News, he was stunned to see a severely underweight boy — his wrists bound by belts, with bruises along his back and a huge knot on his head. The 8-year-old boy had been submerged in a trash can full of cold water.

He weighed just 61 pounds at the time.


“He did not have a spot on his body that didn’t have a bruise or abrasion,” Thompson said. “It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen.”

Thompson tells reporters that he knew from that moment he had to protect this boy. However, instead of placing the child in the ‘care’ of the state for him to be passed around in the foster system — a crap shoot at best — Thompson went one step further.

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After bringing the boy to the emergency room to get treated for years of horrifying abuse, Thompson made a life-changing decision. He would go through the proper channels to make sure he could protect this little boy for the rest of his life. He moved to adopt him.

“I sat with him,” Thompson said. “And when he was admitted into the intensive care unit, I sat all night until the next day.”

“When I’d seen him in that house shivering and his hands tied — just soaking wet and confused — I knew at that moment the only time I would be satisfied and sure that he was safe is if he was with me,” Thompson said.

As CBS reports, the next day, Thompson contacted the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) to become a certified foster parent. A couple days later, he brought John home.

“At the time, I had a 15-year-old son and an 8-year-old son. When I brought John home I didn’t tell them or my wife,” Thompson said. “Everyone knew… they trusted I was doing the right thing before they even knew what happened and heard the story.”

Thompson’s family accepted little John as one of their own and, just like that, this officer’s public service transcended all bounds of what’s expected from his normal duty. But that was just the beginning.

Months after John moved in with the Thompson’s the family got word that John’s mother, who’d tortured him for years, was giving birth to a baby girl. After going through the proper channels, the child abusing parents then relinquished parental rights and the Thompsons took in John’s sister too.

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“We literally picked her up in the hospital the next day when she was a day old and brought her straight home,” Thompson said. “Never in my life did I dream of having a large family, but God had different plans and so here we are. And I’m loving it all.”

To show just how good of a man officer Thompson is, the severely abused boy has not only fit right in with the family, but he’s excelling as well.

“John is amazing. He’s a straight-A student, on the honor roll, in the gifted and talented program, involved in the local drama club,” Thompson said of his now 10-year-old son. “That kid’s very resilient. He bounced back from this.”

On Tuesday, Thompson received a certificate of commendation from the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations, and John stood by his side as he graciously accepted it.

“Jody’s actions as well has his families are second to none. The example of love and compassion he has shown to this young man and his sister is an example everyone should follow,” Poteau Police Chief Stephen Fruen said in a statement. “It’s men like you that make me proud of our law enforcement brothers and sisters. You are very deserving of this commendation. I am proud to serve with you.”

Imagine if all police set out to better their communities through preventing real crimes and showing compassion — instead of collecting revenue and locking people up for victimless crimes. Thompson is a role model to other officers. His service to his community is second to none and should serve as an example for cops across the nation.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • I ❤️ Officer Jody Thompson. What a stand up guy.

  • Bruce_Mitchell

    Officer Jody Thompson is a true public servant with a great big heart who sets a fine example for others to follow. His family is to be commended as well for supporting him unconditionally. Kudos also to the OBI and Poteau Police Chief for recognizing and honoring his good deeds. We need more such officers throughout the nation.

  • David Daisy May Boldock

    For every 1,000 bad cops comes a cop that is as good as all that 1,000 put together. Kudos to him and all at home.

  • Damiana

    One dark thing I wondered as I read this heartwarming tale:

    How in the fuck fucking fuckity fuck was this woman ever let out of prison to have ANOTHER baby? Was she pregnant when they locked her up or does the rest of Oklahoma care so little about this poor child’s suffering that a few years is the most they hand out for torture?

    • Gordon Klock

      I was wondering about that too…..(hate to say it, wouldn’t surprise me if she had another kid, outside of prison)….

      • Damiana

        She shouldn’t be “outside of prison” before she’s old and dying… and even then, it’s not a MUST.

    • crazytrain2

      Who knows, but I can make a prediction-she will have more kids.

      • Damiana

        I don’t know – maybe she’ll stop if CPS is waiting there with a catcher’s mitt every time she pops one out. Not many women have to fortitude to give birth alone.

        • crazytrain2

          I know how much work I put into raising my kids. I am exhausted by the time I get them to bed, often falling asleep mid bedtime story. Do you know the kind of fucked up dreams you can have if you fall asleep while reading some of these books?

  • John C Carleton

    I have nothing but disdain for LAW ENFORCEMENT. I have respect for an American Peace Officer. This one went over and beyond the call of duty. My hat is off to him.

  • IceTrey

    How many families has he ruined through cannabis arrests?

  • Gordon Klock

    Some cops are actually decent people, sadly, it’s easy to forget this, with all the unremitting waves of horror stories of psychotic acts, Ill intentions, & organized corruption, involving all the bad ones, & their legal enablers….

  • crazytrain2

    Awesome story. Thanks for sharing this, showing that even though you may be affiliated with copblock, you are by far, a large magnitude above them in both ability to write coherent articles, but not just shining a light on the negative things that cops do.

    I can honestly say, that there are so many stories like this that will never see the light of day. Just yesterday, two of my officers saved a 17 year boy’s life after he tied a noose around his neck and jumped from a rock. The one officer caught him in the air, while the other cut the rope. I was especially touched and upset, because this boy(who has an iq of 60) is someone I have been dealing with for the past two years. It started when he got into a fight with a girl who was calling him names. She called him faggot and n***er, so he went and told his mom. When she confronted the girl, she called them both ni***rs and then spit on the boy and slapped him. He defended himself and hit her. Her parents were very upset, thinking she was the victim. In fact, they started calling my supervisor and stated that I refused to take a report, which was 100% false. What I refused to do was arrest him. Why? First, because it was a misdemeanor that I did not witness. Second, because he was a juvenile, and all juvenile crimes go through the juvenile court system. The mother screamed at me, and told me that she spoke to a deputy, who said I should have made an arrest. I politely informed them that both the deputy and they were both very misinformed. The mother then wanted this to be a hate crime. Why? Not because he was black and she, white, but because she was wearing a rebel flag shirt. She claimed that the attack was based on that shirt. I again, with pleasure this time, informed them that if the protected classes in federal hate crime legislation, the Rebel flag wearers was not a protected class. They filed complaints on me, called the news, and started a Facebook campaign against me. Based on my reports, the defense called me as a witness, and the prosecutor forbid me to testify. I testified and that prosecutor would not talk to me for over a year. The defense attorney and I became very good friends. I even tried to get the family out of the ghetto and into apartments that my parents co-own with some other families, but there were no vacancies. This kid asked me if I would go to his graduation, and I was happy to accept. I have been pretty upset after finding out about his attempt to kill himself, and have been racking my brain trying to figure out how to help him. I think I am going to take him fishing, or maybe get him a behind the scenes tour of the zoo and let him hold a sloth(which we foster three nights a week). Anyway, my point is that cops do great things all the time, but no one ever hears about them because a story about a cop doing good is not as interesting as a cop shooting an unarmed person.

  • Ibcamn

    don’t trust this pig as far as you can throw it…..cops are criminals,and this,this hero shit is just a photo op….nothing more than police propaganda coming out right after that bloody pig video….cops are not hero’s,they are not our protectors,they murder us,they rape us and rob us blind,never ever trust a cop,they are criminals…every one.