RILEY COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities in Riley County have shared the message from a woman who saw two children left alone in a van earlier in July when the heat index was over 100-degrees.
In their social media message, the RCPD said, “Thank you to a local citizen, Pam, who saw the kids in the hot vehicle and called 911. Luckily they were a little warm but OK. We are happy we were able to help, but it truly starts with people who say something when they see something like Pam. That is how tragedies are prevented and lives are saved.”
The RCPD also shared a thank you message from Pam. “It thanked the dispatcher who took her call and the officer who promptly responded. “Both were calm, cool and professional. I found the two kids strapped in car seats in a van in the Hobby Lobby Parking lot,” Pam wrote, “I’ve been responding to emergency calls for 40 years, I don’t get easily shook. But that did it. Who even things that it is OK to do that? And thank God they were still crying. I hope those babies are not suffering any ill effects.”
The Riley County Police reminded readers, “Please, please, please do not leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle for any reason, even if it’s just for a minute.”