Police officer buys car seats for Georgia family on road trip



IOWA CITY, Iowa - A police officer is getting a lot of attention for helping a Georgia family on the road. He wrote them a check instead of a ticket when he noticed something was off.

University of Iowa police officer Don Strong says he noticed an SUV had a broken brake light. But when Strong peeked inside, he was more worried about the six kids in the backseat.

The family was from Georgia and were about to make the long trip back home. Instead of charging them a $1,200 fine, Strong took the family to a Walmart and bought them four new car seats.

“Taking that (money) from them was not going to help them get car seats, show them how to properly put them in,” said Strong. “I felt that best way to do that was to educate and get them the proper help they needed.”

Strong installed the new seats right there in the Walmart parking lot before seeing them off on their trip home.

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