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Tuesday proclaimed New Mexico's Angels on Earth Day

KOB.com Web Staff
February 06, 2018 06:19 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. -- After being honored during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets has been recognized again in the Roundhouse.

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The state House of Representatives proclaimed Tuesday as New Mexico's Angels on Earth Day to recognize Holets and his family after adopting a baby from a homeless woman struggling with heroin addiction.

Since the adoption, the family has declined all offers of financial support. Instead, they have worked to raise money for that homeless woman and her companion to recover and start a new life

"If anyone can take anything away from this, it's not we are special or you should focus on us," Holets said. "But use this and galvanize it and do something with it. All it takes is one person. If everyone picks one person they see is in need that's all you need to do."

Holets and his wife say they were inspired by seeing stories of others who did acts of kindness, and they hope their story inspires others.

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