With all the headlines reporting corruption and bad news, we thought it would be a nice break for everybody to see some of the ways police officers care for the communities they serve. The following videos and articles aim a spotlight on the finest in the force doing just that.
What do you do when you have to be present in court but your toddler isn’t allowed in the courtroom? You ask the friendly police officer in the waiting room to babysit, of course.
Saving Newborn Babies
Police officers do more than write tickets and serve warrants. They save lives, even tiny ones.
Helping Homeless Mothers
When officer Tommy Norman noticed the two-year old sleeping on her pregnant mother in the middle of a N. Little Rock sidewalk, he got involved.
Being Part of the Solution
Officer Dion Brooks had a bad interaction with the police as a kid, but now he’s focused on being part of the solution by walking the neighborhoods and talking to people.
Supporting Local Enterprise
A three-year old’s lemonade stand is tough to pass by, especially when she’s raising money to purchase her first police uniform. From horses to helicopters and a new best friend, local officers on patrol flocked to her aid.
Playing with Kids
On a hot day in Midland, Texas, a police officer comes to the aid of some girls who were losing a water balloon fight.
Sometimes, when police officers want to play basketball, they end up losing. But the neighborhood wins.
At other times, the officer wows the crowd with his skills.
This officer didn’t need water balloons or basketballs to capture the hearts of neighborhood kids. He gave them his time.
Joining the Party
Sometimes police officers make surprise appearances at five-year olds’ birthday parties…
…and sometimes they just want to dance.
With children at the crime scene, they need someone to divert their attention from the intensity of the moment. Birmingham police officers used a safety vest to do just that.
Clearing Neighborhoods Streets, One Gator at a Time
When an Orlando police officer was called to check a report of a gator, she stayed until the gator was properly apprehended.
Returning Stolen Property and Capturing Hearts
It was a special bike that she never thought she’d see again, until a hero saved the day.