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UAPD officer helps 4-year-old walk down Tumamoc after being “a little scared”

TUCSON – A Tucson mother is expressing her gratitude after a University of Arizona Police Department officer helped her 4-year-old walk down Tumamoc Hill.

According to a Facebook post, Ofc. Andrew Valenzuela was responding to a routine call for service on the hill when he came across Liam and his family.

The 4-year-old was “a little scared” being up so high, according to UAPD. The boy then asked Valenzuela to hold his hand as they walked down the hill together.

“Officer Valenzuela discussed important topics with Liam such as superheroes, firefighters, and police,” the post said.

The department says Liam’s mother reached out to them to express her gratitude towards the officer and to let them know he had “made our day.”

“Officer Valenzuela went above and beyond to show his dedication to service,” wrote UAPD. “We are proud to have him as a member of our team. Thank you for all you do!”

While responding to a routine call for service on Tumamoc Hill, UAPD Officer Andrew Valenzuela came across 4-year-old…

Posted by The University of Arizona Police Department on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Julia Leon

Julia is a Digital Content Specialist for KVOA News 4 Tucson. In 2018, she earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism from the University of Arizona.

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