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LRPD officers go above and beyond the call of duty

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LITTLE ROCK (KATV, Source: LRPD) Tuesday, March 18, officers responded to a call at Meadowlark Lane in reference to a burglary in progress.  The suspects left the area prior to the officer's arrival.  Little Rock police say the suspects gained entry by kicking the front door open.  The door frame and door jamb was heavily damaged as a result of the suspects kicking the door open and the door would not close or secure. 

A 13-year-old was at home sick and was able to scare the burglars away. The child's mother, Kristen Epperson, returned to care for her son and meet with officers.

Epperson decided to leave the unsecured home and take her son down the street to a relative's house.

Investigators tell Channel Seven, a car ran a red light and hit Epperson's car. She and her son were transported to a local hospital.

Sergeant J. Follett wrote Lieutenant M. Paxton, "Epperson and her 13 year old son experienced two traumatic events in a matter of an hour. The officers displayed outstanding citizenship and went beyond their duty to help the distressed citizen. I recommend that Officer Healy and Officer Ketzscher receive a Letter of Commendation for their actions."

Officer Healy used his personal money and went to Fuller and Sons Hardware to get tools and material to secure the door. Officer Ketzscher stayed at the home until Officer Healy returned. 

Channel Seven's Elicia Dover will have details coming up on Nightside.

 Twitter: @EliciaDover