“It was my Christmas present”: Arizona police rescue abused girl and end up adopting her | THE IMPARTIAL

ARIZONA.-An Arizona police officer has given a girl a forever home after meeting her while on duty.

Two and a half years ago, Kingman Police Department Lt. Brian Zach was working a night shift as a patrol sergeant and was called in to search a home.

That’s where he found Kaila, who is now four years old, and Zach said he immediately knew something was wrong.

“I went there and realized her injuries were definitely abuse and needed to be investigated. I took care of her, took her back to the station … We saw ‘Wreck It Ralph’ and we just bonded,” Zach told the outlet. ABC7 News.

Kaila was seriously injured and this was the third time her abuse was reported.

Zach, the father of two other children, couldn’t stop thinking about his situation.

“When I got home that night, I told my wife about this adorable little girl that we got to meet and I wanted to bring her home,” he said.

When child protective services needed to find Kaila a temporary home, the Zach family stepped in without hesitation.

“We gave him love and care. And we just drank each day at a time,” he said.

The days turned into months and the months into years. Finally, the Zachs officially adopted Kaila in August.

“The best thing about 2020 is the fact that we won an official member of our family,” said Brian Zach. “That was my Christmas present.”

“I love him, I love him so much,” Kaila added.

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