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UAPD officer helps 4-year-old walk down Tumamoc Hill

Posted at 2:25 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 08:58:34-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Facebook post by the University of Arizona Police Department is getting attention after a routine call turned into a heart-warming moment.

UAPD said in a post that officers were responding to a call on Tumamoc Hill when Officer Andrew Valenzuela came across a 4-year-old who was walking with his family. The post says, "Liam was a little scared being up so high, so he asked Officer Valenzuela to hold his hand as they walked down the hill together. "

The two talked about superheroes, firefighters and police on the walk down, according to the post.

Liam's mother told UAPD that Officer Valenzuela "was a prime example of what it means to be a civil servant. He walked down with us and gave Liam a bunch of education. You guys never get enough credit for what you do and words cannot express my gratitude. Please let Officer Valenzuela know how much it made our day.