A Utah mother of five who was dealing with health issues, a house full of sick children while her husband was out of town and no baby formula, decided to call the police for help.
It was around 2 in the morning when Shannon Bird realized she didn’t have any baby formula left in her house. Home alone with her children, including a hungry, screaming newborn, she tried calling her friends and neighbors for help, but no one answered, so she desperately decided to try 911.
“I’ve never not had food for my newborn. It was really scary for me,” Bird told Fox 6.
Bird explained her situation to the 911 dispatcher telling the operator that this was her fifth child, and she had never run out of formula before.
Police officer Brett Wagstaff responded to the call, picking up a gallon of milk on his way to Bird’s house, only to arrive and realize she needed formula. So the kind-hearted officer went back out to grab some from a nearby Walmart.
“Most of us, we got on this job to help people, and this was an example of helping out a mother that was in need,” Officer Dave Ventrano told Fox 6. “To this mom, this is a priority for her. It’s been about ‘protect and serve.’ This is part of the serve. We are here to serve the public,” the officer said.