Cincinnati police officer lies down on floor with toddler to comfort him

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Cincinnati police went above and beyond the call of duty when they found a toddler wandering the street in the middle of the night.

One officer was lying down on the job on purpose. He wanted to comfort the the little boy who was found wearing next to nothing in the middle of the night.

Police officers found the barefoot 3-year-old boy walking on Montana Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to a Facebook post by Sergeant Dan Hils, the boy was in serious need of clothes. He said Officer Jamie Landrum went to a local Walgreens to buy clothes, shoes, and diapers for the child. She also bought him a winter coat.

Hils also posted a photo of Officer Will Nastold lying on the ground next to the child in the police precinct, trying to comfort him and help him take a nap.

Police say the boy's mother came to the police station to pick up her son, hours later and admitted to being intoxicated.

She was arrested on a child-abuse charge. The boy has since been placed in the care of a relative.

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