Kansas City police want to thank mystery family

Posted at 1:38 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 13:41:08-04
A Kansas City police captain is publicly thanking a mystery teen and her family who left him and his colleague a kind note and picked up their restaurant tab.
"She slid it down and kept on walking with her family," Captain Rance Quinn of the Kansas City Police Department told ABC News. "When we looked over and she was by the door, I gave her a thumbs up and she gave a little smile."
Quinn said it was two weeks ago when he and Captain George Sims stopped in a neighborhood Chili's restaurant for a late lunch.
A girl, about 15 years old, stopped by their table and set down a napkin with a handwritten note that said: "Thanks for keeping us safe."
Later, the waitress informed the officers that the girl's family had paid for their meal.
Quinn took a photo of the napkin and shared it on his personal Facebook page.
“I just wanted it to get around that this young lady did this," Quinn said. "I like the fact that it's causing people to thank their neighborhood police officers. That's a fantastic thing because a lot of times officers are like, 'Why am I doing this job anymore?' The climate nowadays is kind of anti-police, so this is a breath of fresh air."
The Kansas City Police Department shared the note on its Facebook page last month and it has received 3,000 "likes."
While he has no plans on tracking down the teenager, Quinn said he'd like to thank her for the kind gesture.
"I would tell her, 'Thank you' and don't ever change who she is," he said. "It was very powerful thing that she did."