Followup: Southwest Precinct police find missing children

May 10, 2014 at 9:15 pm | In Pigeon Point, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 34 Comments

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


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

    Comment by JanS — 9:34 pm May 10, 2014 #

  2. Great job Jennifer!

    Comment by CJ — 9:35 pm May 10, 2014 #

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

    Comment by Leslie — 9:56 pm May 10, 2014 #

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

    Comment by Mary OConnor — 10:04 pm May 10, 2014 #

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

    Comment by PDH — 10:17 pm May 10, 2014 #

  6. Thank you Officers

    Comment by amy — 10:25 pm May 10, 2014 #

  7. Salute!

    Comment by David — 10:38 pm May 10, 2014 #

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

    Comment by HP Girl — 10:55 pm May 10, 2014 #

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

    Comment by PDH — 11:15 pm May 10, 2014 #

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

    Comment by Rose — 11:24 pm May 10, 2014 #

  11. 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

    Comment by evergreen — 11:28 pm May 10, 2014 #

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

    Comment by Jordan — 11:42 pm May 10, 2014 #

  13. 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.

    Comment by Responders — 11:46 pm May 10, 2014 #

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

    Comment by kevin — 12:40 am May 11, 2014 #

  15. 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!

    Comment by CM — 1:05 am May 11, 2014 #

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

    Comment by Tracy — 5:56 am May 11, 2014 #

  17. 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.

    Comment by alki resident — 6:52 am May 11, 2014 #

  18. Bravo & thank you, SPD!!!

    Comment by McGruff — 7:02 am May 11, 2014 #

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

    Comment by kayo — 7:07 am May 11, 2014 #

  20. 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!



    Comment by miws — 7:25 am May 11, 2014 #

  21. 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!!!

    Comment by payrollgirl — 8:24 am May 11, 2014 #

  22. Wow, what a relief!

    Comment by LatteRose — 8:30 am May 11, 2014 #

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

    Comment by ScubaFrog — 8:31 am May 11, 2014 #

  24. Well done officers!

    Comment by al — 10:16 am May 11, 2014 #

  25. That photo stopped me in my tracks. Thank you.

    Comment by enviromaven — 10:48 am May 11, 2014 #

  26. 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

    Comment by JoB — 10:57 am May 11, 2014 #

  27. #erinsavestheday

    Comment by Awd — 11:02 am May 11, 2014 #

  28. Beautiful picture! Thank you SPD.

    Comment by Mary — 8:54 pm May 11, 2014 #

  29. 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.

    Comment by T — 10:17 pm May 11, 2014 #

  30. 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.

    Comment by Garden_nymph — 8:17 am May 12, 2014 #

  31. 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.

    Comment by Sassy — 9:02 am May 12, 2014 #

  32. :)

    Comment by Hamsterdanc3 — 12:09 pm May 12, 2014 #

  33. 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.

    Comment by JennyL — 6:46 pm May 12, 2014 #

  34. 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!

    Comment by Rita P — 2:52 pm May 14, 2014 #

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