When Lt. Paul Barbour from the Edmond Police Department in Edmond, Okla., heard that a family friend's children were having trouble sleeping at night because they didn't feel safe, he taped a reassuring note to their front door.
The note, which was liked more than 3,000 times on the EPD's Facebook by Monday morning, reads:
Hello Ava and Aubrey, This is Lt. Paul Barbour from Edmond P.D. I work the night shift and patrol neighborhoods and look for criminal activity. We do this so people can sleep and [sic] night and not worry about their safety. I was driving through your neighborhood and everything looked good! I wanted to drop you a note to let you know all is well! Take care, Paul Barbour.
Aubrey Craig, 11, told KFOR that since receiving the note, she and her little sister, Ava, already feel more secure at home. Barbour was happy to help.
"One of the things that probably bothers me the most is the fact that criminals can take the innocence of a child," Barbour told the station. "And I don’t want that, for my kids or anybody else’s children.”