Nev. cop takes in 5 children he met while working a homicide call
Officer Nicholas Quintana and his wife had been trying to have children for years. Now they have five
By Suzie Ziegler
LAS VEGAS — A North Las Vegas police officer is working to adopt five children who lost their caretakers in a most horrific way.
According to 8 News Now, Officer Nicholas Quintana was moved to act when he responded to a homicide on January 14. At the scene, Quintana learned that a man had been shot, a woman had been arrested, and five children were now alone.
“What really stirred my heart was, to be honest, I definitely empathized with them, my father was killed by a family member of mine,” Quintana told 8 News Now. “I heard the youngest, the six-year-old, I heard her say, ‘No, but I love daddy.’ That’s when I said I was choked up and that’s when those callings started.”
Quintana knew he had to do something. He talked it over with his wife and days later set up a meeting with child protective services.
“I looked at the kids and I say the whole reason why we are here is not just because we want to check up on you but because my wife and I would like to receive you guys into our home and take you out of the system.”
Quintana says he and his wife had been trying to have children for years. Now, they have five.
“I’d be lying if I said it’s not stressful,” Quintana admitted. “But overall, I want to say that things are better and good.”
The Nevada Police Union helped with donations to get extra beds and dressers for the kids, according to 8 News Now.