Local officer helps out busy mom at Capitol

With the hustle and bustle of the 65th Legislative Session making the Capitol building a madhouse of sorts, there’s always time to play with some Legos.

Highway Patrolman Craig Tuhy entertains a little boy while his mom helps set up at the Capitol building in Bismarck.
(Courtesy Photo)

By COLE BENZ | Record Editor
cbenz@countrymedia.net

With the hustle and bustle of the 65th Legislative Session making the Capitol building a madhouse of sorts, there’s always time to play with some Legos.

Officer Craig Tuhy was recently on duty at the Capitol in Bismarck as part of a rotation of North Dakota Highway Patrol serving as Capitol Security. On one particular day there happened to be a multitude of children in the front lobby.

There was a children-oriented event going on at the building that day.

And as one of the child’s mother was helping set up, Tuhy took the opportunity to keep the little boy occupied, and the moment was captured on camera.

“As the mom was setting up, and I just went over there and the boy gave me a sticker that you can kind of see on my uniform and in return I gave him a trooper sticker, and we played with some legos and some farm equipment for a few minutes,” he said.

As the officer and boy played on, the mother took noticed, and asked if she could take a photo. Tuhy gave the ok and she snapped the picture.

Tuhy then returned to his post.

Later in the day, when Tuhy was driving home, a friend of his called and said he had made Facebook. Tuhy chuckled and looked up the photo.

Later he told the Record that it happened to be just the right moment, and that he wasn’t intending for the picture to be anything special.