Arlington Officer Helps Family in Need

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An Arlington police officer's observation skills led to something good for a North Texas family.

The department told NBC 5 that the officer pulled a woman over for speeding earlier this month.

When he walked up to the car, he saw two small children sitting in the front seat, instead of being buckled in a car seat. The woman explained she was a single parent with a limited income and she couldn’t afford car seats.

The officer decided he would let her off with a warning for speeding, but was still concerned about the safety of the two children. Thanks to a special department program, the officer was able to find two car seats for the mother.

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The officer took the woman to the police department and installed both of them for free.

The department has a limited number of car seats available for families who qualify.

For more information about the Arlington Police Department's car seat program, call 817-456-5700.

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