When a police officer in Edmond, Oklahoma, heard that a family friend's children were too scared to sleep at night, he did what he could to put their little minds at ease.
Aubrey Craig, 11, and her 9-year-old sister, Ava, were having frequent nightmares that left them worried for their personal safety.
"There are so many bad things out there and you never know what can happen to you," Aubrey told KFOR.
Lieutenant Paul Barbour, a 29-year veteran of the Edmond Police Department, wanted to help.
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"One of the things that probably bothers me the most, is the fact that criminals can take the innocence of a child. And I don’t want that, for my kids or anybody else’s children," he said.
So during a recent graveyard shift, Lieutenant Barbour taped a reassuring note to the Craig's front door.
The note read:
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"Hello Ava and Aubrey, This is Lt. Paul Barbour from Edmond P.D. I work the night shift and patrol neighborhoods and