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Instead of a ticket, a young mother gets a car seat

Posted: 12:00 PM, Oct 05, 2014
Updated: 2014-10-05 12:00:23-04
Courtesy: Emmett Township Public Safety

Courtesy: Emmett Township Public Safety

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A public safety officer from Emmett Township east of Battle Creek went beyond the call of duty on Saturday.

Emmett Township Public Safety Officer Ben Hall was on his patrol when he pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation. When he made contact with the driver, he noticed a small child in the car who was wearing a seat belt but was not in a child’s car seat.

The young mother told Officer Hall that she understood the importance of having the child in a car seat but could not afford one because of her limited income.

Rather than giving the young mother a traffic ticket, Officer Hall had the mother pull into a Walmart parking lot where he went inside and purchased a car seat to keep her daughter safe.