Late Sunday morning members of the NYPD’s Harbor Unit were on patrol in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Bridge when officers observed a distressed hawk in the water. The officers approached the bird under the Brooklyn Bridge and saw that it was flapping its wings, but could not take flight. Police Officer Christopher Kessinger, wearing cloth gloves coated with plastic, reached down into the water and the hawk grabbed onto his hand and arm. Officer Kessinger pulled the bird out of the water and into the boat where both Officer Kessinger and Police Officer Steven Khaykin dried the bird off with a towel.
In the process of drying the bird off, it hopped back on Officer Kessinger’s arm, where it stayed for several minutes. The bird then flew off towards Manhattan in the direction of Battery Park.
“He was just hanging out,” said Officer Kessinger. “He calmed down and knew we were not going to hurt him.”
Tuesday, November 24, 2015, Denver Police District 5 Officer Jeannette Dominguez was on patrol when she saw a young man riding a bicycle towards Oakland Elementary with a basketball in his arms. She pulled next to the young man, who she learned was named Zuric and challenged him to a game. Zuric happily accepted the officer’s challenge and they headed toward the school. What transpired next was more than just some 1 on 1 – Officer Dominguez made a new friend who she learned wants to go to college and either play professional football or become a shoe designer. We don’t see any reason why he can’t do both!
November 25, 2015 According to WDRB in Louisville, Ky. Officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department along with the Greater St. Mark Baptist Church continued their 15 year tradition of providing meals for people on Thanksgiving. Officers helped prepare then deliver meals for people as well as set up 4 different locations where people could be served meals for the Holiday.
Hundreds of people were served across the city which helped so many especially the elderly who were unable to cook for themselves.
“Well in the spirit of Thanksgiving, this is the best way for us to help give back to the community. I brought my two sons out today. I have a 16-year-old that goes to Male High School and I have a 12-year-old that goes to JCTMS. I wanted to show them the true meaning of Thanksgiving,” said LMPD Sgt. Clayton Elliot.
On Thanksgiving this year in Portsmouth< ri. Police Officer Scott Sullivan was not working nor was he enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner with his family. He was walking 24 hours straight with a purpose and mission in mind. He was walking for a cause sometimes thinking about a child when it got rough on him. The cause was for the people who are less fortunate in the community and would need help this coming Christmas.
November 26, 2015 Madison, Wisconsin. Some less fortunate members of the community were wondering of they would even have a meal on their table during the holiday of Thanksgiving although The Goodman Community Center had many meals available. Transportation and delivery of the meals was not available and some residents just didn’t have the ability to pick them up to feed their families. That didn’t sit well with Officers Kimberly Alan and Amelia Levett so they did something about it.
November 21, 2015 New York, New York at 64-06 Madison St. in Ridgewood two of New York’s finest raced to a three-story six unit building that was on fire beating other emergency units to teh scene where the dwelling was on fire. They rushed inside to make sure that all residents were out of the building as it filled with smoke. They found a wheel chair bound man on the third floor who was unable to escape the building.
November 24, 2015 Los Angeles County, Ca. Arjelia Lorenzo-Calleja was driving through L.A. County when she looked back to check on her 7 month old child named Sebastian Bernal and realized the child was not breathing. She called for emergency assistance and thankfully Deputy Erik Nava was close and responded to her urgent need for help.
Who can add anything more or take away from this story than what was posted to the Departments Facebook page other than, we are thankful for the Blue!
On November 23rd, Officer Vierra responded to a deceased person call in the 1300 block of Tranquil. Lorene Hoselton, in her 90’s, pictured with Officer Vierra, was being cared for by her son who had passed away. Knowing that Lorene’s family is not close by, a few days later, Officer Vierra checked on Lorene to make sure she was doing okay. Lorene said she was hungry and needed groceries. Officer Vierra, collected money from B squad officers and went grocery shopping for Lorene. Officer Vierra prepared her a nice warm meal. Thank you Officer M. Vierra, well done sir!
On November 21, 2015 The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department posted on their Youtube Page the following 4min Video showing the amazing time that members of the department spent with the underprivileged children of the community. What an amazing display of support from the officers reaching out to the most vulnerable people that they serve.
Instead of this being a time in which children may be suffering hardships that are no fault of their own or their caregivers it is great to know that others can step in and help them out with essentials and items to make the kids feel good and special.
Hats off to everyone involved from the officers to the sponsors who made the event possible!
From the Youtube description:
LVMPD kicks off the Season of Peace/Season of Giving 11-21-15 thru 01-01-16. Officers from LVMPD, NLVPD, NHP, CCSDPD along with LVFD & CCFD took underprivileged children shopping for holiday presents and essentials at WalMart (Charleston & Decatur). LVMPD and it’s partners call for a season of non-violence and wish everyone happy holidays. A special thanks to WaMart, Pepsi Cola and Frito-Lay for making this event possible.
November 22, 2015 Denver, Co. While on Patrol in Denver, Colorado Police Officers Ismael Lopez and Officer Steven Siedel happened upon a vehicle that had several people sleeping inside it. They investigated the circumstances surrounding the occupants and found that between the family of 4 occupants they didn’t have enough money for shelter for the night. Two 46 year olds a 22 year old and 2 year old child were in danger due to temperatures dropping. The Officers attempted to get vouchers through public agencies for shelter for the family but were unsuccessful. So the Officers did what they were compelled to do.