Temple: Resource officer buys new shoes for student in need

Officer Undre Mitchell. (Photo by Megan Vanselow)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A Temple Police Department school resource officer is receiving lots of praise after buying a new pair of shoes for a student in need at Travis Science Academy.

Officer Undre Mitchell says he overheard the boy talking about needing new shoes.

Mitchell, under the pretense of comparing his feet with the student’s was able to determine the boy’s shoe size.

He later surprised the student with the shoes.

“I just like engaging with the community and I know it starts with our young kids,” he said.

“So if there is something that I could do to help out and just make someone make a better decision or make someone feel better or make someone feel wanted that's why am here " Mitchell said.