Philadelphia Transit Police (PHOTO: THOM CARROLL/PHILLYVOICE.COM)
Philadelphia Transit Police (PHOTO: THOM CARROLL/PHILLYVOICE.COM)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (YC) – A law enforcement officer of Transit Police recently adopted a child in a time of need.

The unnamed officer was granted custody of a baby by the court a few weeks ago.

According to Transit Chief of Police Thomas Nestel III, an officer’s brother and sister-in-law were addicted to drugs when a newborn baby joined their family.

When they had a baby, our member took the baby and received court ordered custody on the week of August 8, 2017.

According to the officer, who already has a family & children of his own, the baby is thriving.

“Our member was so happy to add his brother’s baby to his own family which already has children,” Chief Nestel told YC. “This compassion, generosity and willingness to help others in their time of need is such a great example of the character of our members. I truly do work with exceptional people who care more about others than they do about themselves.”

Septa Transit Police will be swearing in 8 new officers today at a graduation ceremony with the Philadelphia Police Department who are also swearing in 93 police recruits.

Philadelphia Police Academy Class 381 graduates from the academy today with a ceremony planned for 10:00 a.m. at McMonigle Hall in central Philadelphia.