Dunwoody police Officer Jeffrey Leach installs a car seat for a man caught driving without safety equipment for his youngest child. (Credit: Dunwoody Police Department)

Dunwoody officer skips ticket, helps man buy and install child car seat

Officer Jeffrey Leach traded a chance to write a ticket for an opportunity to teach a lesson, Dunwoody police said.

Leach, who joined the Dunwoody Police Department last March, pulled a car over when he suspected a child wasn’t properly seated in a car seat, police said.

The driver admitted he didn’t have a seat for his youngest child and Leach, who works as one of the department’s car seat installation technicians, gave the man a choice.

Dunwoody police Officer Jeffrey Leach (right) allowed the driver of an SUV to buy a car seat at Target for his youngest child rather than writing him a ticket. (Credit: Dunwoody Police Department)

Rather than pay a citation, the driver and his two children followed Leach to Target, where he helped them choose a safe and affordable seat.

Then, Leach installed it.

“We're super proud of Officer Leach for exercising a little compassion and helping keep our Dunwoody streets safe,” Lt. Fidel Espinoza said on Facebook. 

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