Bridgeport's mayor praised a police officer after a precious moment caught on camera while he was on patrol.
While he was on duty April 11, Bridgeport Police Officer Cody Remy spotted a kid having trouble after his brown bike broke, so he stopped to help him fix it.
A neighbor who lives in the same apartment complex as the boy snapped a photograph without his knowledge and submitted it to local news website doingitlocal.com.
“Officer Remy’s act of helping out a child in need in our community is a great example. He doesn’t think he did anything extraordinary. But I disagree," Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said in a statement. "The picture speaks for itself. And, I’ll leave it up to others in our community and beyond to decide for themselves.”
The mayor's office said the "crime is trending at historic lows in the state's largest city" in part thanks to the service of the Bridgeport police department. WPRI.com reported that Bridgeport "has experienced the biggest drop in crime in New England over the past decade when compared to cities of comparable size," the mayor's office noted.
“Bridgeport police officers help protect our community day in and day out,” Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said in a statement. “They help make our neighborhoods safer and more secure for kids and families, ensuring our city continues getting better every day.”