Oklahoma officer honored for adopting 8-year-old boy he saved from severe child abuse

An Oklahoma police officer was honored last week after he adopted an 8-year-old boy that he'd saved from severe abuse in 2015.

Poteau Police Officer Jody Thompson was awarded a certificate of commendation in Oklahoma. He'd also adopted the boy's little sister.

Thompson responded to a physical child abuse call in 2015, where he met the boy named John, according to police.

"He did not have a spot on his body that didn't have a bruise or abrasion… It was the worst thing I've ever seen," Thompson said.

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