Followup: Southwest Precinct police find missing children

A (relatively) short but scary drama played out Friday afternoon on Pigeon Point – a search for two children who got lost. We did not have enough information to report on it until now, with the details that accompanied the photo:

Yesterday afternoon a large amount of SPD officers converged on the greenbelt behind Pathfinder (K-8) in search of two missing girls (ages 3 & 9). The younger one had run into the woods and her older sister followed to find her. They couldn’t find their way out and were missing for 2+ hours. Officers spent a long time searching the greenbelt for the children. Thankfully, they were found by Officer Nicholson. They were barefoot, soaking wet, and shivering. She carried them both out and returned them home. The girls were very cold and scared but safe.

I wanted to share this picture with your blog readers. All of the officers who searched for these children exude the professionalism and compassion that makes the Southwest Precinct truly outstanding.

Officer Jenifer Eshom
Southwest Precinct

34 Replies to "Followup: Southwest Precinct police find missing children"

  • JanS May 10, 2014 (9:34 pm)

    TR, I so need a like button for this :)

  • CJ May 10, 2014 (9:35 pm)

    Great job Jennifer!

  • Leslie May 10, 2014 (9:56 pm)

    Thank you officers! So happy this ended with a happy ending. A parent’s worst nightmare. <3

  • Mary OConnor May 10, 2014 (10:04 pm)

    What a relief for the families. Good work! Bet those kids were glad to see Officer Nicholson.

  • PDH May 10, 2014 (10:17 pm)

    Thank you!! Here is another story of of the compassion of SPD!

  • amy May 10, 2014 (10:25 pm)

    Thank you Officers

  • David May 10, 2014 (10:38 pm)


  • HP Girl May 10, 2014 (10:55 pm)

    Wow. What an incredible story. Thank you SW precinct!!

  • PDH May 10, 2014 (11:15 pm)

    Thanks! The police officer’s face says it all…. Thanks SPD.

  • Rose May 10, 2014 (11:24 pm)

    Bravo! Makes me tear up reading this. So glad they were found and are okay!

  • evergreen May 10, 2014 (11:28 pm)

    The officers who spent time in this search are real heroes. Thank you for giving the community (and the family!) a happy ending to this story. I

  • Jordan May 10, 2014 (11:42 pm)

    Way to go SPD. Thankful for your service here, as always!

  • Responders May 10, 2014 (11:46 pm)

    Indeed, the face says it all. 2 hours would feel like an eternity, as any parent who’s lost their child for even 2 minutes knows! Glad they are both home safely, and a reassuring reminder that we are so fortunate to live in a place where help is on the way.

  • kevin May 11, 2014 (12:40 am)

    A happy ending, and a priceless image. Great job SPD!

  • CM May 11, 2014 (1:05 am)

    Nice work SPD. And huge praise to the 9 year old sister who was brave and caring enough to follow after her sibling. That is one amazing little girl!

  • Tracy May 11, 2014 (5:56 am)

    Thank you officers of the SW precinct! You all are outstanding!

  • alki resident May 11, 2014 (6:52 am)

    Before I read the story all I saw was the pic, my first thought, what an incredibly compassionate officer. Her heart was completely in this. Officer Nicholson you’re a wonderful person for our community.

  • McGruff May 11, 2014 (7:02 am)

    Bravo & thank you, SPD!!!

  • kayo May 11, 2014 (7:07 am)

    Thank you SPD and Officer Nicholson! So glad these kids were found safely. That looks like one tired little kid and relieved officer.

  • miws May 11, 2014 (7:25 am)

    My first thought was also that the image says it all; the little girl basically melting against Officer Nicholson, and the look on Officer Nicholson’s face.


    Great job, SPD!



  • payrollgirl May 11, 2014 (8:24 am)

    All I have to say is HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to the Mother of these children and to the Officer’s that found them safe and OK!!!

  • LatteRose May 11, 2014 (8:30 am)

    Wow, what a relief!

  • ScubaFrog May 11, 2014 (8:31 am)

    Poor kiddos, I’m so glad they were found safe. Thanks SPD, stellar work.

  • al May 11, 2014 (10:16 am)

    Well done officers!

  • enviromaven May 11, 2014 (10:48 am)

    That photo stopped me in my tracks. Thank you.

  • JoB May 11, 2014 (10:57 am)

    its good to remember that the primary job of our police department is keeping us safe…
    we are lucky enough to have officers who care deeply about us

  • Awd May 11, 2014 (11:02 am)


  • Mary May 11, 2014 (8:54 pm)

    Beautiful picture! Thank you SPD.

  • T May 11, 2014 (10:17 pm)

    Thank you to all of the officers, but especially Officer Nicholson. We recently had a burglary at our house and she responded and immediately put me and my 3 year old at ease. He is still talking about the sticker badge she gave him.

  • Garden_nymph May 12, 2014 (8:17 am)

    What a lovely reminder about how compassionate and brave our SPD are. Community Policing at it’s BEST!
    Thank you SPD, keep up the great work. Officer Nicholson deserves a commendation.

  • Sassy May 12, 2014 (9:02 am)

    That picture says it all. You can feel the relief of the little girl.
    Thank you for the great reminder of why police officers are such awesome people.

  • Hamsterdanc3 May 12, 2014 (12:09 pm)


  • JennyL May 12, 2014 (6:46 pm)

    Thank you for keeping our community safe, SPD! You are true heroes.

    The story takes my breath away- very scary, and thank goodness for this outcome.

  • Rita P May 14, 2014 (2:52 pm)

    Officer Jennifer is so kind and sweet! I had an experience where she was on scene, I’ve never meet anyone so caring. She even called me later to see how I was. Here’s to a big round of yea! and hope you are Officer of the year!

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