November 7, 2015 While on patrol Odessa, Tx. Patrol Officer Pricilla Patino happened across a woman and her children who were on the roadway and had run out of gas. Officer Patino called for another unit to stand by the motorist to ensure the safety of the woman and children as the Officer went to a local 7-11 and purchased a gas can and boutght some gas with her own money to get the family on their way again.
The Officer who assisted took the photo and posted it on Facebook without Officer Patino even knowing that it had been done. The original Post can be found here on the page of DeAnn Lopez – CBS 7 News
Interestingly enough one of the comments made by another person stated that another officer had done something similar stating. “Brenda FordMy daughter had a flat with my 2 grand daughters in car and a sheriff pulled her into a station close by, he had to of paid for it because she didn’t have money”
It goes to show that Officers regularly assist people and these acts go unnoticed by in large by the community.
The original post reads:
“Check out this post an Odessa Police Officer shared on Facebook today — an act of kindness goes a long way:
Today while on patrol in Odessa, TX my sector partner and good friend Pricilla Patino saw a stranded driver on a busy road. She called me out to give her a hand and while I parked my lights behind the stranded car to make sure nobody hit her, Pricilla went to 7-11 and bought a gas can, put gas in the ladies car for her and sent the lady and her kids on their way. It took all of about 15 minutes and $5 out of Pricilla’s own pocket. She didn’t do it for praise, she didn’t even know I was taking this picture, she just saw someone who needed help and did what needed to be done. This is the kind of stuff cops do everywhere on a daily basis. All in a day’s work. Good job!”
November 5, 2015 Fall presents every day problems for residents that are bothersome like falling leaves. For some it becomes a hassle because others allow it to become more of a problem than it needs to be. It leads to neighbor disputes. That is when Police end up getting called and have to end up being the bad guy or not! In this case Officer Tim “Duck” Millard comes to the scene and cleans up a messy situation.
October 31, 2015 Evan Robinson 16 who has autism displays a Halloween decoration on his front lawn that he has a special attachment to. The young man had saved his money to buy it and has taken care of it. He has developed an attachment to it few people who do not have autism can understand or empathize with. On Halloween night, it was stolen from his yard. His father John contacted Police to report the theft stating his son was distraught over the theft.
November 4, 2015 Los Lunas, N.M. Officer Mark Gurule was dispatched to check the welfare of a man ho was sleeping near a rock off Highway 47 without any shoes or socks on. When the officer arrived he saw that the man had socks but that they were all wet and drying and that his shoes were full of holes. The officer wanted to do something to help the homeless man out.
November 1, 2015 As reported by the Denver Police Department on their Facebook Page the report of a stolen bicycle that belonged to a student became knowledge of Sgt. Bobby Waidler. He understood that it was the girl’s, (whose name is only known as “Kate”) only transportation. The bicycle had been locked up hoping that it would be safe but someone had gotten to it anyway and the girl was devastated.
When the Sergeant found out that Kate had been left without transportation he e-mailed her and told her that he had a mountain bike that was operable and offered it to her. “Kate was floored by Bobby’s compassion and generosity – she gladly accepted his gift.” According to the facebook post.
The Sgt. rode the bike over to Kate and delivered it to her personally.
November 2, 2015 will be a day that 6 year old Trenton Morris will always remember and his mother Christy will never forget. Trenton’s vision has been getting progressively worse for over three years and the boy is now legally blind. But he has a burning desire to be a Police officer and officers from Pikeville as well as the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police helped him with that dream on Monday.