Family thanks a police officer who comforted them after crash

A mother and her children got a chance to thank a Grand Prairie police officer on Sunday, who helped them after a car accident.

The accident only caused minor injuries for the family but the whole experience was tough on the kids. Jessica Mosley was driving on 1-20 near 161 on January 12th when she was rear-ended by another car.

Mosley says both her kids were bleeding and crying hysterically and the whole family had to be taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Officer Martin Vladez was one of the cops on scene and brought the kids some stuffed animals from his car to help them calm down.

“It's always a good thing where kids can, next time they see a police officer, they're going to say well, those are good guys and they're going to make sure we're ok,” said Officer Valdez.

Mosley says both her kids played with the stuffed animals at the hospital and still have them to this day. Today, the family wanted to thank Officer Valdez with some more stuffed animals for his squad car and other Grand Prairie Officers.

“We want them to know we care as a community, as a family, and we just to give back to our community,” said Jessica Mosely.

Everyone in the car has recovered from their injuries. Grand Prairie Police say most of the toys they give out are donated but occasionally some officers do pay for the toys out of pocket.