Memories of a 13-month-old victim that he was not able to save have always haunted Lt. Brian Zach.
Although the incident occurred years ago, the memories still haunt Lt. Brian Zach as if it happened yesterday. However, this experience only further motivated him to improve and excel in his job.
During one of his night shifts, Lt. Brian Zach received a call about a case involving a 2-year-old girl.
Upon receiving the call, Lt. Brian wasted no time and hurried to the location of the child.
At the scene, he spent several hours comforting the child, watching “Wreck-It Ralph” together, and coloring with her.
In an interview with People, Lt. Brian shared how the little girl, Kaila, had touched his heart when he spent hours comforting her. He said,
“She was just the cutest little girl that immediately just tugged at my heart. She would grab my hand and put it on her lap and she would hold my hand and kind of just pet my hand.”
Kaila was transferred to a hospital to get treated.
After spending hours comforting Kaila, Lt. Brian knew he wanted to do more to help her. He immediately shared the story with his wife as soon as he got home and expressed his desire to take her home and make her a part of their family.
The process wasn’t easy.
Lt. Brian and his wife had to ensure that offering their home to Kaila wouldn’t interfere with any ongoing legal proceedings. Additionally, their own children were extra cautious and mindful of the situation.
Given the uncertainty about Kaila’s future, the family was cautious about becoming too emotionally invested in her.
They were aware that they would be heartbroken if Kaila was taken away from them.
They focused on making each week a positive experience for Kaila and tried not to think too much about the future.
After a thorough investigation, it was concluded that Kaila’s biological parents were not fit to take care of her.
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Lt. Brian and his wife went through the adoption process and were able to officially adopt Kaila into their family.
He shared in the same interview,
“When her family didn’t step up or pass the qualifications for them to be a placement for her, we knew that this girl, she needed love, she needed a family.”
Lt. Brian and his wife were able to officially adopt Kaila and make her a part of their family.
Lt. Brian’s action impressed a lot of people.
Rusty Cooper, the chief of police of the Kingman Police Department, expressed similar sentiments. During an interview with Good Morning America, he stated:
“Lt. Brian Zach’s commitment to public safety is exemplified in his commitment and love for Kaila. Both Brian and his wife Cierra are amazing parents. They are committed to the service of others and a cause that is greater than themselves. We are proud of Brian and thankful that he and his family are part of the Kingman Police Department.”