Longmont Police officer helps 4-year-old 'monster-proof' her new home

Elias Hubbard
July 31, 2017

"It was probably one of the cutest things I've ever been involved with as a police officer", said Officer Bonday, who has three children.

Sidney said she was afraid monsters would come out at night time, and hurt her and her family. Her mom says as soon as Officer Bonday left, Sidney was "on cloud 10" and talking about how she couldn't wait to grow up, become a police officer, and catch monsters.

So after meeting Longmont police officer David Bonday at a community fundraiser earlier this month, 4-year-old Sidney Fahrenbruch invited him over to her house.

When Sidney was asked by The Denver Channel why she turned to the police department, she said, "Well, 'cause that's what police officers do".

She anxious that they would come out at night and hurt her family.

Together they checked the house's main level - including the living room, laundry room, and bedrooms - and went outside to check the bushes. "She's brought them Halloween candy, cookies, pie at Thanksgiving".

The call may have started as a quest for monsters, but in their search, they ended up finding a whole lot more. "That's when she asked him if he'd come check her new house for monsters".

Sidney said the search for monsters was "like you are doing a real hunt, like a ghost hunt".

"We didn't find any monsters, cleared the whole house as a matter of fact", he said.

"She just checked under the couch, but he wanted to make sure there weren't any under the couch cushions", Megan Fahrenbruch said.

When a Colorado girl moved into her new home, she knew she needed to call for backup when checking it for any possible monsters living there. "We're truly grateful to live in a town where the police officer will pay a kid any attention". Little Sidney frequently visits the local police department and thanks officers for their service. However, her mother believes the pair found something else they didn't realize was there.

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