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    5 Jan 2015

    Police Officer performs CPR on child and then pays for his funeral after he passes away.

    This story has both heart and heartache. It's about a 10-year-old boy who died right before Christmas, and a stranger - a police officer - who helped pay for the boy's funeral.
    Isaiah Bird loved everyone. He loved video games and thought he was popular in school, because everyone knew him.
    Two days before Christmas, Isaiah was diagnosed with the flu. Friday was his funeral.
    "We'd just taken him to the hospital to the emergency room," Isaiah's father Troy Bird said. "They released us, and said he's OK to go home. I was picking up his prescription. He wanted to wait in the car because he wasn't feeling good, then he came walking in there."
    Isaiah walked into a Walgreens and collapsed. Littleton officers Rick Redmond and James Fountain responded. Fountain performed CPR.
    "The ambulance was getting there. We grabbed him and we ran him out to the ambulance. We rushed him to the hospital. When he got to the hospital we thought everything was OK," Redmond explained. "James and I had left. We thought we had a win. We thought the kid will be OK."
    A few days later, officer Redmond was checking out a GoFundMe site the family had set up and saw that Isaiah had passed. His family needed help with the funeral.
    He donated $3,270 of his own money.
    "I'm fine. I don't need the money for anything," Redmond said. "I said you know what, I'm just going to fund the rest of the funeral for what they're asking for. The important things in this life are personal relationships." 
    Isaiah's dad is grieving and grateful. He reminds the rest of us to be grateful for the people in our lives.
    "I would just like to personally thank the Littleton Police Department for their donation. I would like to thank everyone else who's donated, enjoy everybody that's around you," Bird said.
    Officer Redmond attended Isaiah's funeral Friday.
    "I just feel it's important to show the respect," he said. "I'm not going to lie, it hit close to home. Nobody can even begin to imagine what this dad is going through at all. Honestly, if I'm out $3,000 bucks I could care less."
    "It's the people around you. It's my partners on the police department. It's the community that I take care of - those people matter to me. I love this job so much. I love being able to help people. I wouldn't want to do any different job in the world."
    Officer Redmond's decision to help with the funeral is his way of paying it forward.

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