Woman Tracks Down Officer Who Saved Her Life 20 Years Earlier, Can Finally Say Thank You

Updated November 13, 2017

Adorable Klynn Scales, 9, had a daily routine. Every day, she’d wait at a specific spot near her home and greet the same police officer. Because they connected day after day, Klynn established a sacred bond with the good cop. She would jump with joy every time the officer appeared and then go run over to him to say hello. This interaction went on day after day.

Although the police officer didn’t know much about Klynn and her family, he picked up clues that worried him. Although she was always all smiles, the little girl never seemed to be protected by an adult. And as a 9-year-old girl, that was concerning.

Little did the police officer know, Klynn was much worse off than he would suspect. The little girl was alone in the world. She had her two younger brothers but was expected to take care of them.

While her parents were still technically in the picture, her home was a den of drugs and violence. It was no place for a little girl and two boys to grow up. But somehow Klynn managed not to let it taint her innocence and purity. And she stepped up to find food for herself and her brothers – while the adults were getting high.

Klynn resorted to stealing food from the local 7-11 convenience store.

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The officer knew something was wrong in Klynn’s life. He kept coming to see her every day to make sure she was all right.

But then she stopped showing up. And this terrified the cop.

Although he had no reason to worry, his gut told him something was wrong. He went to the little girl’s house to investigate. When he stepped inside, his heart broke.

The officer found Klynn deathly sick. And no one was there to help her.

Because she was left alone, the officer rushed her to the hospital. The doctors quickly diagnosed her with malnutrition and then rushed her into emergency treatment.

If it wasn’t for the police officer and his gut instinct, Klynn might not have survived. She was on the edge of life and needed an adult to help her. Thankfully the cop cared.

After she was treated in the hospital, Klynn was moved to Kansas City away from her abusive and drug-addicted parents. She was given a second chance to start a new life. She lost touch with the police officer because she couldn’t see him every day.

“Through all the bad situations, I would just picture him saying that he was here for us and that if we ever needed him, he would be right there,” Klynn told WGN. “He would always protect us, and so those words would come to me during the worst times of my childhood.”

Years later, Klynn found the officer. She sent him an email.

Sgt. Jeff Colvin opened up the message and knew the girl’s name sounded familiar. And then the memories came flooding back.

“I had actually thought about her and wondered whatever happened with her … when I was over by the old East Patrol station,” Sgt. Jeff Colvin, the officer who saved her, told Fox4.

They were reunited soon after.