A baby abandoned in the United States and saved by a police officer joins his police station 24 years later

A baby abandoned in the United States and saved by a police officer joins his police station 24 years later
A baby abandoned in the United States and saved by a police officer joins his police station 24 years later

The story takes place in Indiana, United States. A baby was found by the police on the night of December 22, 2000. “It was one of the strangest calls I’ve ever received: ‘we found a baby in a box’”remembers Gene Eyster, now retired American police officer, reported by the television channel CBS .

Arriving on site, the police officer discovers an infant wrapped in a blanket, at the bottom of a cardboard box, relays BFMTV . Three days before Christmas, the police decided to call him “Baby Jesus”, in order to avoid giving him the obligatory name “John Doe” to designate people whose identity is not known, explains the former agent.

” The circle is complete “

Touched by this event, the police officer decides to visit the baby in the hospital, to give him a teddy bear. “It was just a symbol to let everyone who passed by know that he was cared for.”, he explains. He then lost track of him for more than twenty years.

Until that famous day, when twenty-four years later “Baby Jesus” once again surprised the South Bend city police station. This time, the young man, who had become a police officer, presented himself as a new recruit, in these places which had welcomed him.

This day, Gene Eyster receives a call from a colleague who asks him if he remembers that famous night of December 22, 2000. “He told me: ‘Baby Jesus, he’s next to me, he’s the new recruit’”says the police officer.

“Baby Jesus” or Matthew Hegedus-Stewart, his real name, was placed with adoption services after being rescued. He knew his story, but had never met his benefactor. ” The circle is complete “declares the young policeman CBS.

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