A police officer has officially adopted a boy and his sister two years after rescuing them from physically abusive parents.
2015 was a turning point for John Thompson, as it marked his long end at the hands of abusive parents and the beginning of the rest of his life.
His new dawn began on a fateful day in April 2015, when Jody Thompson, a Poteau cop, showed up at his home and found him battered, soaked and tied up.
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The cop, who had left work that day, recalls how he arrived at the horrific scene that changed the rest of his life.
According to you, you heard a child abuse call over the police station. He decided to check it out, giving his background in child abuse investigations to the district attorney’s office over the years.
However, he was unprepared for the scene that awaited him at the scene; an 8-year-old malnourished, soaked and shivering on the couch with a lump on his head. Worse still, he had both hands tied.
Jody describes the gruesome scene as one he will never forget. He placed the boy under house arrest for protection and personally brought him to the emergency room for urgent medical attention.
During John’s stay in intensive care, the officer never left him, ensuring that the boy, who weighed only 6 pounds, felt loved and protected. Jody explain:
“I’ve distanced myself from law enforcement. I realize I’ve been too involved in this to be objective. I’ve done some crazy cases in my career, but here’s one. in the craziest cases. It sucks.”
The youngster spent two days in hospital before being sent to a traditional foster home in Poteau. Jody admitted that he couldn’t get the young man out of his mind in the days that followed. In the end, he concluded that raising the child was the only way to ensure his safety.
Before long, he and his wife had completed the necessary formalities to become his adoptive parents. Surname take him Two days later, they had an 8-year-old son, Charley and 16-year-old Ryan.
While John’s new family makes him feel loved and accepted, memories of his bad past keep haunting him. His parents started abuse At a very young age, he started abusing the water in the shower.
As he got older, they didn’t just spray him in the face. They began placing him in a gray storage bin filled with selected items from the freezer.
Feeling not serious enough, John’s mother quickly came up with the idea of filling the trash can with water and dumping him inside, along with frozen items from the freezer.
That continued for years until he got his last straw. The young man recalls that day receiving a more serious course of treatment before going out to buy some ice.
Sensing that the duo was out, the boy tried to find a way out of his small holding cell, jumping through a window and to a neighbor’s house. The concerned neighbor immediately alerted the police.
Following investigation, the 8-year-old’s parents were later charged with child abuse due to injury and neglect. They each received 35 years in prison for their crimes.
Months later, Jody and his wife Jeannie Thompson discovered John’s mother had welcomed a daughter, Zaven, in prison. Coincidentally, the kindhearted couple had a son, Paizley, six weeks after Zaven was born in December.
The couple welcomed Zaven into their large family. Two years later, they officially adopted child two brothers, give them a new life chance. John admits meeting his new family has changed his life for the better. He shared:
“This has given me so many opportunities to do things that I probably wouldn’t have to do, find things that I enjoy and have the ability to pursue what I enjoy. And my parents. They care. “
About half a decade after his life-changing encounter with the Thompsons, John is still thrilled to finally be a part of family of love.
Since then, he has proven himself to be a good guy with excellent academic ability. Jody never shies away when it comes to his son and how proud he is of him for being an A on the honor roll.
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