Miami PD steps up to help a young boy whose father was murdered celebrate a special father-son day

October 25, 2017 7:03 pm Last Updated: October 25, 2017 7:03 pm

The Miami Police Department got a call from a concerned mother recently. However, it wasn’t an emergency, but rather a request.

Lisa Portillo is the mother of Oscar, a 7-year-old whose father Armando was murdered three years ago. Oscar’s elementary school, Alpha Charter of Excellence, located in Miami, Florida, was holding their “Take Your Father To Breakfast” event last year.

Lisa explained that her son never had the chance to participate in the annual father-son event before. She was wondering if she could “borrow” a cop for the day to fill in as a guest dad to Oscar.

That’s not a call you get every day in a big city police department—but it probably ranks right up there with one of the most touching requests they’ve ever received.

The Miami PD responded all right. They didn’t just send one fill-in father—they sent ten! Lisa said her son was shocked and described Oscar’s reaction.

“He could not believe they cared enough to come,” she said in an interview with Inside Edition.

The school makes a proactive attempt to learn about each child’s individual background, so they were thrilled to have the officers show up and support one of their students. And, of course, Oscar’s mom was very happy knowing that her son would not be left out of the special day’s activities.

A squad of City of Miami Police Officers enjoyed breakfast with Oscar, and he even got to show some of them around his school.
Four officers also signed a certificate officially acknowledging them as his honorary father. One officer also offered to teach Oscar karate in the upcoming weeks.

When a police department goes out of its way to be a part of a young boy’s life in this way, the impact is immeasurable. Respect and kudos to mom, Oscar, and the Miami Police Department—winners all around!

 

Source: Cops Fill in at Boy’s ‘Take Your Dad to School Day’ Two Years After Dad Dies from Liftable.