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Murfreesboro Police officer thanked for kind gesture toward man with special needs

April 24, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - You're running to the store when that addictive ding chimes on your cellphone.

"He was kinda scared of the policemen a little bit — and I was trying to talk to him and tell him everything was OK — he was just doing his job. "Selena asked Officer Terry Spence if he would talk to Isaiah to help calm him down.

"He brought him a badge to put on his shirt and he said, 'You and I are going to be on patrol this afternoon. '" Officer Spence then offered to take a photo with Isaiah and the two posed to capture the special moment.

April is Autism Acceptance Month in Tennessee, and the Murfreesboro Police Department is one of the first departments in the state to provide autism training for officers. https://t. co/6nwQjAVRmc— Murfreesboro TN Police Department (@MboroPoliceDept) April 21, 2021Officer Terry explained he'd been trained on how to de-escalate situations involving people with special needs.

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