College Station officer turns 'traumatic event' into 'magical story'

Published: Nov. 26, 2016 at 8:25 AM CST
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A College Station police officer is getting a lot of attention online for a small act of kindness with a family passing through town.

Last week Robert and Wendy Miller were on their way to Santa's Wonderland with their children when the family was involved in a terrible crash in College Station.

The family just moved to Dripping Springs, Texas earlier this year from New Hampshire and was excited to check out the festive playground of Christmas spirit that sparkles along Highway 6 between College Station and Navasota.

Nobody involved in the accident was seriously hurt, but the Miller's children were upset that they wouldn't be able to see Santa that night.

That's when College Station Police Officer Jeff Seale suddenly showed up with Christmas stockings for the children.

"The kids very clearly seemed traumatized and it stuck with me," said Officer Seale.

"I went to the store, bought 3 stockings, and filled them with candy. I came back to meet the family and I told the kids that Santa heard what happened to them and was sad that they couldn't make it to visit him tonight. I also said that he sent me back with the stockings to give to them because he wanted them to feel better. The hugs and looks on their faces made the rest of my 17 hour shift worth it," he said.

"In today's world Policemen are often considered the enemy, I want people to know that's not always the case," said Wendy Miller.

"The Police are men and women are passionate about making a difference in this world. On Tuesday night Officer Seale made that difference he changed a traumatic event into a magical story for two very scared little girls. That is what it is all about," she said.

The story of what happened has been posted on the College Station Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association's Facebook page and shared by hundreds of people.