Let’s Tie This Up!

Here’s another story of the LAPD stepping up to serve the community. In Boyle Heights, Los Angeles two police officers assisted a young man of 14 years old who was headed to his orientation for high school. Nervous and hoping to fit in the freshman Christopher Cazales wore his uniform for his I.D. card photo. As he and his mother, an employee at a paper shredding company, hurried to the school Christopher watched a few online videos to try and tie his tie. Seeing her son struggle with the tie she stopped and Christopher flagged down two nearby officers, Jonathan Maldanado and Alberto Ladezma, to help him tie his tie. The officers jumped into action and helped the young with his tie so he could look his best. His mother captured the moment and posted the photo on social media. The act of kindness of these two veteran officers caused the photos to go viral. LAPD Capt. Martin Baeza said “This goes into having trust in your community and knowing that we are part of the community. That we are there to help, whether it’s to tie and young man’s tie or to handle a robbery that just occurred.” Christopher changed his outlook toward the police saying “It’s nice to know that some of them are actually nice and will help.” It goes to show that there are good cops who understand they are in a position to help, protect and serve their community.