“Trooper, are you going to be honest with me?” Justin asked.
Bradley put his arm around the boy and looked him in the eyes.
“Buddy, everything’s going to be alright,” Bradley told the boy. “There will be a time for me to be honest with you, but I don’t want to focus on that right now. Trust me, I will tell you everything.”
Bradley drove the kids to his GSP post where everyone worked to keep them busy.
Three residents who heard the news and felt the need to help arrived with decorated goodie bags of candy and small toys, which excited the kids. The local sheriff arrived later carrying four buckets of candy.
After a night of movies and treats, all four children were asleep in makeshift bedrooms at the GSP post when their grandmother, Stephanie Oliver, arrived in the early-morning hours Sunday. When the four children woke up, they were told the news.
Bradley has since set up a GoFundMe account to help the grandmother who has to pay for a funeral and needs assistance with expenses now that she had four more children in her household. She is already living with her daughter, grandson and a 9-year-old niece.
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