POSITIVELY JAX: Jacksonville officer helps student with math homework

(Photo: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
(Photo: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Here's a story that's sure to brighten your day: A Jacksonville Sheriff's officer went above and beyond the call of duty to help a student with his homework.

Officer Stephen Votava was out at Southside Apartments on Westmont Street at some point when he spoke with the child, who was stumped by a math assignment, the Sheriff's Office said.

Votava promised the boy he would return and help him with the homework and, true to his word, he came back and they worked on the assignment together -- on the hood of a patrol car.

"Making a difference one day at a time. Great job Officer Votava!" the Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post about the interaction.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer Officer Votava was spotted at Southside Apartments in the 2300 block of Westmont Street. ...

Posted by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on Thursday, October 5, 2017

This isn't the first time Votava's deeds have gotten recognition. He was awarded a "Lifesaving" medal in 2013 after he and another officer thwarted a suicide attempt during a wellness check.