Do you have many memories of yourself growing up? I do. I can say that I had a pretty good childhood. Childhood is a fun an interesting period of life. At that time, I was in a hurry to grow up. For some reason, it seemed that “older people” were having all the fun. Despite feeling like I was ready to take on the world, I did require a lot of nurturing and guidance from my parents. Not everyone has these role models growing up. Such is the case of Klynn Scales. When she was a young girl growing up in Kansas City, she didn’t have many positive role models.
Her childhood was a tough one. Her home was filled with drug abuse, violence, and other horrors no child should have to go through. Fortunately for Klynn, she was lucky enough to find a light of hope in the form of a good officer from the Kansas City Police Department. He was the only person that she trusted in her life.
The anonymous officer would stop by the 9-year-old’s house every day as he was making his rounds. Klynn would then run out to greet him. She told Fox4 Kansas City, “Through all the bad situations, I would just picture him saying that he was there for us and that if we ever need him, he would be right there. He would always protect us, and so those words would come to me during the worst of my childhood life.”
There was one day, that Klynn’s house did not have any food. She was forced to do something that she didn’t want to. Steal from the local 7-Eleven. She figured this would be the only way for her to bring food home for her and her brothers. The anonymous officer, noticed the girl was missing from her house during his daily round. He decided to enter the house to check on her. He found her lying in bed and very sick. She needed urgent medical attention.
The officer took the little girl to the hospital and she was treated for malnutrition. She wanted to thank this anonymous officer, but she did not know his name. Twenty years later, she moves out of state to Texas. She finds herself thinking of the mysterious guardian angel that had helped her so many years before. She decides to look for him so she can thank him for what he did for her.
The anonymous officer, who is later identified as Jeff Colvin, tells Fox4 Kansas City: “I had actually thought about her and wondered whatever happened with her…” Klynn contacted Sgt. Jennifer Jones and she got her dream come true. After so many years, she got to thank the man that had made a difference in her life. To Klynn he is more than a police officer, he is a role model and a guardian angel. A heart-warming reunion you don’t want to miss!