3 Uplifting Stories About Law Enforcement Officers
While police officers often serve multiple roles that help to ensure law and order within our communities, local law enforcement will often go above and beyond the call of duty for those who need a helping hand. These acts of kindness and generosity are a great reminder that police officers all over the country often do so much than just serve and protect -- they can also bring joy, smiles and hope to those who often need it the most.
Here are three uplifting stories about law enforcement officers:
Single mother receives generous donation from community members thanks to the help a local officer
After responding to a domestic violence situation, Sgt. Bill Crook of the Orem Police Department decided to check-in on the family a few weeks later to make sure they were doing alright. During his visit, he realized that the mother was sleeping on the floor so her kids could sleep together on the bed. He also noticed that without a washer and dryer available, the mother was hand-washing all of their laundry in the bathtub. Crook decided to do something to help and reached out to community members to see if anyone could lend a helping hand to the family. An anonymous individual donated a brand new washer and dryer. The family also received a new mattress and headboard so the mother didn’t have to sleep on the ground again. While this wasn’t in the police officer’s job description, his act of kindness and determination helped a family in need. Read the full story here.
Cop pulls over single mother at stop sign and teaches her son how to tie his tie
When a single mother didn’t make a complete stop at a stop sign, Senior Officer Mike Carrillo of the Salt Lake City Police Department pulled the car over. After the mother explained that they were running late to take homecoming photos with her son’s friends because he didn’t know how to properly tie his tie, the officer taught her son how to tie his tie instead of giving them a ticket. The mother caught the kind act in action and the video went viral. You can read the full article here.
Police officer donates their own car to mother of five after she fled domestic violence situation
When Officer Veronica Campbell of the Atlanta Police Department heard that a mother of five had recently fled a domestic violence situation and was left with little to no belongings, she knew she had to do something to help the mother get back on her own feet. Feeling moved by her story, Campbell decided to donate her own car to the mother. On top of this generous donation, Campbell also goes above and beyond for other members of the community by regularly organizing toy drives for youth. Read the full story here.
Police officers often go beyond their regular responsibilities to help others in need. When you can, be sure to thank a law enforcement officer for their hard work!