Dunwoody Officers Go On 'Daddy Duty,' Awarded Tactical Diaper Bags

Officers recognized for "diaper duty."

Screen shot of Dunwoody police photo that has gone viral.
Screen shot of Dunwoody police photo that has gone viral.
When Dunwoody police officers Mark Stevens and Kerry Stallings responded to the call at the Walmart on Ashford Dunwoody Road, they probably didn't think they'd end up doing what they might have been doing at home: changing the diapers of a little one.

But they did, and they got their reward: Tactical diaper bags.
"I'm very surprised at all the comments and all the attention we received," Stevens told Channel 2 Action News. "Didn't think twice about it."
The officers had been answering a shoplifting call when they discovered an infant and another baby in the backseat of the suspects' car.

Both officers are fathers to young daughters, WSB-TV reported, and said changing a diaper came naturally to them,. 
"As soon as we knew that everybody was out of the car, I started screaming, ‘Find a diaper bag. Find a diaper bag in the car,’” Stevens said.
News of the officers quick action went viral. 
"Their actions have been dubbed ‘diaper duty,’ ‘diaper dads,’ ‘diaper cops’ or even ‘doody duty,’” joked Chief Billy Grogan. 
The city honored both men with humor as well as a Dunwoody police tactical diaper bag. 
"It's a diaper bag with all the essentials that we carry with us on duty," explained Stallings. "Just in case we run into another doody, we can take care of that too."

Octo Slash March 26, 2014 at 09:06 AM
Bet they wouldn't do that at the old folks home. But I guess everybody has their limitations.


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