POTEAU (KFSM) — In 2015, Poteau Police Officer Jody Thompson said he was pulling into the parking lot of work when a call of child abuse went out.
“I thought I would respond to the call with on duty officers to see if I could give any kind of assistance,” Thompson said.
It was at that moment when Thompson arrived that he met his future son. He responded with quite a bit of emotion when asked at what point he knew he would never leave the then 8-year-old’s side.
“When I seen him. When I seen him in that house..I knew,” Thompson said.
Poteau Police Chief Stephen Fruen explained what happened in that child abuse case.
“Based on some of the case facts, when we found him he was bound by his hands and feet with rope and had been submerged in a trash can, held in the shower,” Fruen said. “They weren’t feeding him. …