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Post Falls police officer recognized for compassionate act

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Post Falls Police Officer Patrick Eismann is getting a lot of attention for treating a shoplifting mother with a compassion. Post Falls Police Officer Patrick Eismann is getting a lot of attention for treating a shoplifting mother with a compassion.
POST FALLS, Idaho -

A simple act of kindness is getting a lot of attention in North Idaho, after a Post Falls officer made Easter special for a mother and her kids.

Last Friday, Post Falls Police Officer Patrick Eismann responded to a theft at Walmart.

Over his 15 years he's responded hundreds of these calls... But this one was different.

The mother wasn't caught with jewelry or electronics - she had taken food for her family.

When the store requested the mom be prosecuted, Officer Eismann lectured and cited her for shoplifting. Then he did something unexpected: he took her kids shopping, letting them pick out Easter baskets. 

Touched by the generosity, the mom sent a letter to the police department,describing her interaction with Officer Eismann.

The letter has nearly 8,000 "likes" and has been shared more than 2,200 times on Facebook.

Officer Eismann says he was just doing what was right.

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