20 Years Later, Woman Finds “Guardian Angel” Officer Who Used To Watch Over Her
As a child, one woman had a pretty hard time growing up. Understandably, she doesn’t like to go back to those bad memories. Instead, she focuses on the person who helped her throughout those bad times —a kind police officer. Twenty years later, she was able to reunite with the man she calls her “guardian angel.”
A Rough Childhood
Klynn Scales grew up in Kansas City, Missouri alongside her mom and two younger brothers in less than ideal circumstances. Klynn admitted that her childhood home was filled with drugs and violence. Sadly, she would steal food from the local 7-11 just so that she and her brothers could eat. Sad and hopeless, Klynn would soon find a hero who would have her back.
A Guardian Angel
At nine years old, Klynn met Sgt. Jeff Colvin, who would stop by her house every day to check on her and her brothers. She never even knew his name but was always grateful for his help. “Through all the bad situations, I would just picture him saying that he was here for us and that if we ever need him, he would be right there,” Scales recalled. “He would always protect us, and so those words would come to me during the worst times of my childhood life.”
Saving Her Life
Sgt. Colvin was so used to seeing Klynn daily that when she didn’t come out to greet the officer one day, he knew something was wrong. He walked into her house and found her sick. After taking her to the hospital, it that Klynn was severely malnourished. If it wasn’t for him, she may very well have died.
After Klynn moved to Houston, she lost touch with the officer who had saved her life. However, she never forgot about him. “He was that one person that I trusted in my life as a kid,” Klynn admitted. Sgt. Colvin never forgot about Klynn, either. “I had actually thought about her and wondered whatever happened with her when I was over by the old east patrol station,” he said.
Reunited Once More
Klynn did some digging to find Sgt. Colvin, receiving help from the police force in Houston. The officer received an email about a little girl who used to live close by the old station in Kansas City and was ecstatic. The two were able to reunite in the city, and Klynn thanked him for all that he had done for her. She has even begun the process of becoming a cop herself, inspired by the hero who had helped her so many years ago.
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