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When This Teen's Own Mother Kicked Him Out, A Police Officer's Family Made Room For One More

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When Officer Brandon Sheffert pulled over a skinny teenager running along a busy road he had no idea what he was in for.

Officer Sheffert (left).Phoenix Business Journal

Sheffert and his partner wondered what the teen was up to, but he explained that he was just trying to train for an upcoming wrestling match. The cops talked with the young man, Anthony Schultz, about his life for another 15 minutes or so.

At the end of the conversation, Officer Sheffert asked the teen what he wanted to do when he graduated - it turned out to be a fateful question.

Schultz with Officer Sheffert.Fox 10 Phoenix

"Before that," Anthony says, "no one really asked me what I wanted to do when I get older. I felt as if he cared instantly."

Schultz said goodbye, but less than 2 months later Officer Sheffert came into his life again. The police were responding to a domestic disturbance call, and found 8 people living crammed into a 1 bedroom apartment. Schultz was one of them.

“Where do I know you from?” Sheffert asked, and his heart sank when he was reminded about their talk. "There was a lot of alcohol and other stuff going on with the family," and he worried about the teen. That's why he promised to come back soon and check up on him.

It's a good thing he did.

Learn what happened to Schultz on the next page!

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