October 16, 2015 Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C. A larceny investigation by Detective Albanese brought him to the home of a 17 year old suspect. When Detective Albanese was inside the suspects home he observed that several of the bedrooms did not have any beds and that the children were sleeping on hardwood floors. It was unacceptable to the Detective and while he had to enforce the law, he still wanted to help pay it forward.
The Detective brought the living situation of the family up to Lt. Barron who contacted “Beds for Kids” who agreed to help the family.
“Beds for Kids” not only provided bedroom furniture but kitchen and living room furniture for the family as well.
There was a service charge that was involved of about $60.00 which the Detective and Lt. Paid for out of their own pockets to ensure that the family got what they needed.
The downside to this story is that it didn’t receive more attention because it certainly deserves it. Officers and community teaming out to go out of their way to help the people that they serve happen everyday but it is a story that is so infrequently told.
All Photos Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department