When Klynn Scales was a kid, there's no question she was struggling.
Her home was filled with drugs and violence and Klynn often had to look after her two brothers. She never really had hope or happiness until she met police Sgt. Jeff Colvin.
Every day, Sgt. Colvin would drive by the Scales residence and Klynn would greet him with a smile and a wave.
"Through all the bad situations, I would just picture him saying that he was here for us and that if we ever need him, he would be right there," Scales recalled. "He would always protect us, and so those words would come to me during the worst times of my childhood life."
"He was that one person that I trusted in my life as a kid," Scales said.
Klynn Scales was too often left to provide for her brothers, and admits she would steal food from a local 7/11 to feed them.
One day Sgt. Colvin stopped by the house, but noticed something was wrong. Klynn didn't run to greet him and say hello.
He went inside to find Klynn too weak to move because of malnutrition. Colvin rushed the young girl to the hospital where she was treated.
"Most times we go through our career not realizing we truly helped anybody out," Colvin explained. "That was the case with me where I wondered if I was even in the right career path."
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Klynnn Scales grew up not knowing Sgt. Colvin's name. She was just a kid, after all, and wasn't concerning herself with that detail.
Almost 20 years later, Scales decided it was time to find her hero and thank him properly. She enlisted the help of local police officers to help find the man who rescued her.
Finally, after years of wondering, Kylnn Scales was able to meet her hero Sgt. Jeff Colvin. She posted on Facebook how grateful she was for his help.
Story of the day. I finally found my hero, again. Our story is at the end of this. Thank you Kansas City Missouri Police Department!
Jeff Colvin is not just a hero to me,but my guardian angel also. He was there when I had no one. I remember seeing his face with the bright circle light around him. When I told him, I couldn't breathe, he saved me from malnutrition. I want him and every police officer to know that what you do, no matter how small or big, you can make a positive impact in someones life, like he did mine. I am here today and have the passion of helping others and law enforcement because of him. I know right now, many law enforcement officers, especially now, are questioning if they made the right career choice with only the bad stories being shown. I hope that Jeff Colvin and my story will be a inspiration to others.
Klynn is now working to become a police officer herself in honor of her hero Sgt. Colvin.
“I just never thought that this would happen, to find my hero,” Scales said.