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Officers give out Car Seats Instead of Tickets

Texas police officers pulled over a man who had three young daughters in the back seat, none of which were in car seats. Instead of issuing tickets for the violations, the officers pooled their money and bought the dad three car seats.  Cedar Park patrol officers Gower and Hawkins start their day expecting to be giving out tickets and to be there to protect and serve.   This past Saturday they went above and beyond the call of duty.  They noticed a car that had expired plates and broken tail light.  When one of the officers went over to talk to the driver they noticed the three girls sitting in the back seat without car seats.  They remembered hearing stories about this family and how they were now living out of their car.  The men knew that giving tickets for the missing car seats would not do anything to help the situation so while one officer talked to the dad the other went off to Walmart.  The officiers used thier own money to purchase the car seats.  What a great example of true compassion these men are.  I love the last line of the video.  ”Proving the power of the badge is made stronger by the hearts that wear them”.

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Officer Adopts the “Unadoptable” Student

In Spartensburg School district they have School Resource Officers who are walking the halls to help protect the students ever since the Sandy Hook incident.  Kids, as well as the faculty. need to feel safe at school.  This is the school where Officer  Master Deputy Mike Gibson walks the halls.  The students say they love to see the officers walking around.  As Deputy Gibson gets to know the students he met a young boy that was  in foster care.  He first started calling him Police Officer  then Officer Mike, then Officer Dad and now Dad.  He had been in and out of 8-9 foster homes.  Officer Gibson talked to his wife and they agreed that they should take in this needy child.  This boy was considered unadoptable due to behavior They had to go through many hours of training to become Foster parentsl  Officer Gibson said this is the first time in all his years in law enforcement that he felt God telling him that he needed to help this boy. After months of training the Gibsons were able to add this boy to their family (they already had 3 children).  What a great gift they gave to this little boy.  Thank you for taking care of these little ones and adopt them.  You two are great people.  Thank you to all you people who take in Foster Children and give them a healthy home.

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Officer adopts the unadoptable

First parking ticket ever

Here is a cute tale of a little boy who is “one of the gang”.  He has his little motorcycle, his leather jacket and he wants to be “one of the guys”.  He lives in Halifax and enjoys meeting up with other bikers and hangout.  But, rules are rules.  Recently Halifax police Const. Shawn Currie wrote a ticket for Declan Tramley, 3, after he spotted him illegally stopped on his red plastic motorcycle. The photo shows Tramley holding one hand on his forehead in grief while Cst. Currie kneels and scribbles the fake ticket. “It’s nice to show the different sides of police,” he said. “We’re not always making arrests and hauling people away … we like to have fun.” Plenty of strangers were also amused: more than 10,000 shared or liked the photo after it was posted to the Halifax Regional Police Facebook page on Sunday. Hundreds more shared it on Twitter. Tramley’s mother Lisa said it has been fun for Declan too. “He loves his ticket (now),” she said. “He tried to go to bed with his ticket.”  Such a great story showing that the police can have fun with the little ones and teach a lesson at the same time.

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First parking ticket ever

Police Officer Attends Wedding of Baby He Saved

Officer Joe Barka has worked on the Yonkers Police Department for the past 45 years.  Recently Officer Joe was able to share the day with a baby he saved some 20 years ago.  Back in 1993 Officer Joe was called to house where a baby had stopped breathing.  Grabbing the baby from the parents the officer checked for vitals and finding none he jumps into his cruiser with his partner and heads to the hospital doing CPR the whole way.  When he met the parents at the hospital he was able to tell them that the baby crying that they heard was their little daughter.  Ever since, this officer has treated this little girl like one of his own.  He never forgets a birthday or even Christmas.  But now it was here time to remember.  She invited the officer and his wife to her wedding as a guest of honor.  Even though the family moved to Buffalo they have kept in touch.  What a wonderful relationship these people have. Without each other their lives would never be the same. Great job Officer Barka.

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Police officer attends wedding of baby he saved

Eugene Police officer helps family

Eugene Police officer David Natt was working his beat recently when he noticed a car still in the parking lot of a public park at closing time.  Coming up to the car he finds a family of four who had no where to go.  It seems tht the family was moving back to Eugene and not having anywhere to go was intending to sleep in their car. The Woods family was moving back to the area and didn’t have a place to go or the funds to stay at a hotel.  But rather than kicking them out, he offers to put them up in a hotel for two nights. You see a local church had put together a fund that the police could use at their discretion.  This was one of those times.  Officer Natt wanted to help this family  He mentions his motto “Protect, Serve and Care”.  ”He made me want to do this for other” says Robert Wood.  He didn’t think people would still do things like this for others.  This fund came from a local church who decided rather than spend the money last Christmas on themselves they would donate to this fund.  So far the fund has not run out and the police have been able to use it when they need it.

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Eugene police helps family

 

 

Police Officer Stays With Lost Dogs

This is a story about a Kansas City Police officer.  Morning commuters found  a police officer sitting on the side of the road waiting with two dogs who had been separated from their owners.   It was a cold day and he found the dogs wondering close to the roadway.  He stayed there and waited with them until the humane society could pick them up.   A passerby took a photo and spread it around on Facebook.  It spread like wildfire.  It even ended up at the shelter where they were taken.  Their owners went by the shelter desperate to find their pets.  They were so relieved to find them there and unhurt.  They were also so grateful for the police officer who took such good care of their pets.  The news team tried to speak with the police officer but he declined an interview and said that he was only doing his duty to serve and protect the 4 legged citizens of his community. What a great attitude.  This is just one of many examples of good police officers who will do anything to serve the community.  Officer, you are truly a good man and a hero in our book.

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Police officer stays with lost dogs

Police Detective Takes Care of Foster Kids

Jack Mook is a Pittsburgh police detective.  He is a bachelor and quite a tough character.  He spends most of his time working hard.  He loves to box and even volunteers at the Steel City Boxing Gym.  He teaches the sport to street kids, most of them born into poverty.  He met 11 year old Jess and his 15 year old brother Josh there at the gym.  They like each other and worked well with Jack.  That is why he was concerned when they stopped showing up at the gym.  Jack went out looking for them and found the older brother.  He looked bad. He told Jack that he was in a bad way.  They had foster parents that were abusive and negectful.  So Jack got the kids placed in a new home…his.  He has been their foster parent for over two years now.  He says the homework is really hard.  He loves being their foster day.  That was until this past September… he adopted them.  They couldn’t be happier.  It is the best thing that could have happend to all of them.  Way to go Officer Mook.  Way to see a problem and find a solution.  Maybe not the easiest solution but one that you knew was right.

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Police Detective takes care of foster kids

Officer Saves Child from Choking

A three year old boy choking on candy was saved by an off duty police officer.  This happened in Mesquite, Nevada where parents ran into a store when their son was chocking on a jawbreaker he got at a birthday party.  They officer was in the vacinity and heard the call.  He came into the store and took the boy from his father. He turned the boy over his leg and started a reverse heimlich menouver.  It worked and you soon hear the boy crying showing that the candy was dislodged.  The Police officer’s body camera came on to record the event.  What a wonderful thing to hear that little boy be able to cry again.  The City of Mesquite will present the officer with a life saving award later.  They family is so grateful and will attend the presentation.  Everyone is so thankful that the officer was in the right place at the right time and knew just what to do.  Thank you to Officer Quinn Averett for being there when he was needed.  You are our hero today.

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Officer saves child from choking

Secret Santa in Kansas City

There is a man in Kansas City that uses this time of year for random acts of kindness.  Every year this man gives away away about $100,000 anonymously to needy people.  This year Secret Santa is getting the help of the Kansas City Police department to distribute his money to needy people.  The police went out on patrol and they would stop people who appeared to need some financial help this season.  Most people were really concerned when they were stopped until the officer explained why he stopped them.  Most people were so surprised that they burst into tears.  One lady even said that she was not going to be able to get her kids anything for Christmas until now.  Now this Secret Santa said he not only wanted to give money to people but also wanted the officers to be able to give it away.  There has been some bad police stories this year that he wanted the police to also get the joy of giving this money out.  They got the chance to be the bearer of good news for a change.  They got a chance to help homeless and the law abiders.  There were hugs and celebrations.  What a great way for the police to help Secret Santa to make the holidays better for people in need.  Great job Kansas City.

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Secret Santa in Kansas City

Christmas Surprise Traffic Stops

Here is a great story from Lowell, MI.  The Police of Lowell decided that they wanted to do something for their community while performing routine traffic stops.  They arranged a group of people to pull off something no one would ever suspect.  They had folks at the local department store.  They had folks waiting by ready to wrap.  They had folks waiting by cars to deliver.  Now for the plan.  The local police officer would stop the car for a simple traffic violation or something.  He would then have a conversation with the driver on what they were doing for Christmas.  Things like if they had their shopping done and what they were getting for their friends and family.  He then would walk back to his car and radio to the store.  They would pick up the merchandise, get it wrapped and deliver back to police car.  He then would walk the gift to the person.  I loved seeing the surprise and the joy and gratitude they had for the officer.  It is nice to see a community and their police officers working together for good.  Great job Lowell, Mi.  You are a classy community. Merry Christmas to you.

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Christmas Surprise Traffic Stops