Shannon Bird, her husband, and their five small children, including their six-week-old daughter, live in Utah. Shannon usually breastfeeds, but she recently had a severe setback.
Her infant began wailing in hunger at 2:12 a.m. She couldn’t make any milk at the moment for whatever reason.
She discovered she didn’t have any formula in the house and couldn’t get to the store to acquire some; her husband was out of town, and all of her children were fast sleeping.
Shannon began contacting neighbors, acquaintances, and family members, but no one was awake to answer.
Shannon, terrified and worried, dialed 911 and made a desperate plea that the local cops had never heard before.
“I’ve been calling neighbors and no one will answer,” she told the 911 operator. “I’ve never been in this predicament ever. My milk just literally dried out. This is my fifth kid and this has never happened.”
Officer Brett Wagstaff and his colleagues responded to the call. He went to the supermarket late at night and bought a gallon of milk, which he delivered to Shannon’s house. Her baby, on the other hand, required infant formula.
Shannon reasoned that the officers could keep a check on her house while she went looking for formula.
She had no idea what was about to happen, all in the name of assisting a mother in need.