MPD officers replace 11-year-old's stolen XBox
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It is the holiday season, and Memphis police officers are definitely in the holiday spirit.
Several officers went to the recently burglarized home of 11-year-old Tontrevion Campbell, where they brought him a new Xbox to replace the one that was stolen from him.
"When we asked the child if he's going to get a new Xbox for Christmas, he said 'no, my mom doesn't have that kind of money,'" said officer Jerry Graves. "And all the money she makes goes to pay the bills."
The officers were from Crump Station's Charlie shift.
They said Tontrevian was more concerned about his mother than the stolen Xbox, which is what impressed them the most.
"Just to be able to alleviate some of his stress," said officer Antonio Martin. "And actually help that family in this time, like Christmas, it really was an overwhelming feeling."
Tontrevian expressed his gratitude on the WMC Action News 5 Facebook after we shared the video.
"I'm truly grateful for the generosity that was given to my son," his mother said.
"Policing, it's not really just about going into dangerous situations," said officer Martin. "It's definitely about helping out the community as well."
Officers bought the new Xbox at GameStop and said the store donated an additional controller.
Watch the boy's priceless reaction below:
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