As news of officer shootings and police brutality videos flood the airwaves, it’s heartening when a cop becomes internet famous — by doing something inspiring instead of violent and deadly.
Last week, Edinora Jimenez called police after she found an abandoned infant. “I was collecting some oranges when I heard something crying,” Jimenez told a local Columbian news source. “I thought it was a cat until I looked closer and saw that it was a baby girl.”
The infant was in severe distress as officer Luisa Fernanda Urrea arrived, finding that she was starving and facing hypothermia. Urrea, who had just become a mother herself, began to breastfeed the infant, not only providing sustenance but saving the baby’s life in the process.
Después que encontraron la bebe abandonada en zona rural de tulua una integrante de la policia le da leche materna .
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“I’m a new mother and I have milk, and I recognized the needs that this poor little creature had,” Urrea told the local news. “I think any woman would have given her nourishment in the same circumstances.”
The actions of Urrea go far above what is required from her by the police department, and for that she deserves praise. When this baby grows up to be a woman, it will be because a selfless mother, whose job requires a certain lack of humanity, looked past her badge for a moment and did something human.
Police across the planet could stand to learn a lesson from Urrea, and that lesson is preserving life is far more courageous and moral than ending it.
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.