When 4-year-old Sydney Fahrenbruch moved into her new home with her mother Megan, she had a special request for Officer David Bonday, whom she recently met at a community fundraiser. When the two were introduced, little Sydney was dressed up in a police uniform of her own, and immediately took to the veteran police officer.
Though the family was only moving a couple of miles away from their old home, Sydney had some fears about the new location. So, after Officer Bonday met her parents and took her to see his police cruiser, she presented her special request.
“She was worried that there may be some monsters in her new house,” Officer Bonday told ABC news. Sydney and mom, Megan Fahrenbruch then asked if he could swing by to “check the house before they moved in. It was probably one of the cutest things I’ve ever been involved with as a police officer,”
Officer Bonday is no stranger to the requests of children, given that he has 3 kids of his own. On July 23, he met Sydney and Megan in front of their new house, fully dressed in his uniform and equipped with a flashlight for optimal monster hunting.
They made their way through the main level of the house, check behind furniture, under cushions, and in cabinets. Altogether, they checked the living room, laundry room, and most importantly, the bedrooms, before Sydney requested that they also go outside and check the bushes.
Luckily for the 4-year-old monster vigilante, her new house was all clear. Mom Megan told reporters that her daughter was ecstatic about Bonday’s visit to their home. “She’s been obsessed with [cops] for a year now,” mom said “She’s brought them Halloween candy, cookies, pie at Thanksgiving. She’s been looking for a police best friend.”
Speaking to ABC News, Deputy Chief of Police Services Jeff Satur praised Officer Bonday’s efforts that day. “We really work hard in our community to build relationships and him taking a few minutes out of his day helped … improve the image that everybody has about police officers.”