FEATURED SERVANT OFFICERS
Servant Officer Gallery (2)
GWINNETT COUNTY POLICE, GA
"These 3 officers responded to a suicide call. When they arrived on the scene, they found a man locked in a bathroom. After spending some time talking with the man, he ended up telling them that he needed help. Moments later, he became unresponsive. The officers forced the door open immediately and were able to get transportation for him to be taken to the hospital. Due to their quick action, the man survived."
LARGO PD, FL
"The Largo Police Department responded to a call for service one day about an elderly Navy veteran experiencing homelessness. He was trying to find housing, so Officer Joel Quattlebaum took it upon himself to get him connected with a few different resources thanks to the VA Hospital nearby and was able to get him transitioned from homelessness to long-term housing within 24 hours."
MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE
"Officer Jonathan Freedman was commuting home after working the midnight shift when he was flagged down by a woman on the side of the road outside her car. When Officer Freedman stopped to see what was going on, the woman informed him that her pregnant friend (who was inside the car) had gone into labor and her contractions were getting stronger. The woman needed to get to the Good Samaritan Hospital as soon as possible, but the traffic was extremely heavy in the area they were in. Officer Freedman knew that an ambulance may not get her to the hospital in time given the urgency of her situation, so he opted to perform an emergency escort of the two women to the hospital. His quick thinking / action ensured that the mother was able to get to the hospital safely and just in time for her to give birth to a healthy child."
POWDER SPRINGS PD, GA
"A subject while Officer McIntosh was on duty had accidentally overdosed and was no longer breathing. Officer McIntosh responded immediately by administering Narcan and performing other life saving measures. EMS arrived soon after that and they were able to transport the subject to the hospital alive and well."
ASHEVILLE PD, NC
"While on duty, Officer Milillo came across a man who had accidentally dropped his money in a storm drain. With the help of 2 ASP batons, a tool from T-Mobile, and a little bit of elbow grease, Officer Milillo was able to retrieve the man's money. The man was going through a difficult time, so getting the money back was especially helpful in his time of need."
KANSAS CITY PD, MO
"Officer Richard DuChaine responded to a call about a 1 month old baby who was not breathing. He and his partner arrived before EMS, so Officer DuChaine sprinted into the house and the father handed him the baby. Officer DuChaine immediately began infant chest compressions along with some back thrusts. The baby finally started breathing again, so Officer DuChaine turned her on her side while his partner checked her for any possible obstructions. Officer DuChaine ended up visiting the little baby at the hospital later on (pictured above)."
POWDER SPRINGS PD, GA
"A gentleman was running on the Silver Comet Trail one morning when he experienced a cardiac emergency. He immediately fell down on the ground and stopped breathing. Runners on the trail had noticed his condition and immediately called 911. Some of the runners were even trying to give the man CPR. In a very short time, Officer Carson Yates arrived and took over giving the man CPR. The man was still not breathing and had no pulse. Despite his condition, Officer Yates did not give up and gave the man CRP for over 10 minutes. EMS finally arrived to take over and within seconds of their arrival, the gentleman had not only regained his pulse, but he actually woke up. As EMS was loading him onto the stretcher, he even starting looking around and asking what had happened. If it were not for the quick action of the fellow runners and the determination of Officer Yates, the gentleman would have lost his life."
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SO, FL
"While on patrol one day, Deputy Watts noticed a man struggling on the sidewalk. Deputy Watts immediately went over to see what the problem was and discovered that the battery in the man's wheelchair had died while he was on his way home. Deputy Watts ended up pushing the man in his wheelchair all the way home, which was a few blocks away."
FREDERICK PD, MD
"Corporal Sara Leishear responded to a call of a 27 year old male who was unconscious in an apartment building. When she arrived on scene, she found the man turning purple. He was not breathing and she couldn't detect a pulse on him. With information she received from a family member that this was likely an opioid overdose, Officer Leishear quickly administered a dose of Narcan. She then started doing CPR until EMS arrived. EMS was thankfully able to regain the man's pulse within minutes. The man survived and was discharged from the hospital not long after. A few weeks later, Officer Leishear actually ran into this same man and he was thankfully on much happier terms. The man had actually been trying to find her to thank her for saving his life. He also wanted to let her know that he had just graduated from rehab and has been drug-free ever since that day he almost lost his life."
HOLLY SPRINGS PD, GA
"Officer Boyce was on duty one day when he encountered a homeless man at the Holly Springs PD. After spending some time talking with him, Officer Boyce found out that he had been turned away from the homeless shelter since he did not have any identification on him. The homeless man also said he had been without food for days. Officer Boyce called several motels and was finally able to get a room for the homeless man at a discounted rate. With his own money, Officer Boyce paid for the man's room and took him to McDonald's so he could have a hot meal for the evening."
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS PD, UT
"Officer Steve Olson was on duty one night when he overheard a special needs employee at a local Burger King say he had his bike stolen. With his own money, Officer Olson went out and bought him a brand new bike to replace the stolen one."
LAFOURCHE SO, LA
"Officer Austin Travis was on patrol one morning when he noticed a little boy who had a broken training wheel on his bike. Officer Travis offered to repair it for him and the little boy was ready to ride it again! The little boy loved his Paw Patrol bike and even said he wanted to be a law enforcement officer when he grows up!"
NC STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
"Officer Jaret Doty pulled a young lady over for speeding. The young lady's father (who was in the passenger seat) had already rolled down his window as Officer Doty was approaching the car. Officer Doty couldn't help but notice that her father had a pouch attached to his pelvis area and he too had to have a pouch attached to his stomach when he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis a few years back. The young lady was actually driving her father home from Duke University Medical Center after he completed a round of chemotherapy treatments for colon cancer. While Officer Doty went back to his vehicle to review the young lady's information, Doty remembered the vow he made to himself after he went through his major surgery that if he could help one person get through their illness, that he would do it. Officer Doty went back to the car and asked the driver's father if he could pray for him. The father said, "Of course. I absolutely believe in prayer," and grabbed Officer Doty's hand as they both bowed their heads. After Officer Doty was done praying, he gently placed a small metal cross in the father's hand and said, "I just want you to know that you have someone else praying for you on your journey". The small metal cross had been on the father's dresser up until he passed a few months later, so his daughter (the young lady driver) has it now to hold on to in remembrance of her father."
COBB COUNTY PD, GA
"The temperatures were dropping rapidly one night and Officer Withers noticed a citizen who was in need of a place to stay to keep warm and out of the cold. Officer Withers took it upon himself to pay for a hotel room for this gentleman to stay in for the night and also provided him with a warm meal to eat."
MAIDEN PD, NC
"While on duty one day, Officer Jesse Freeman pulled a woman over for speeding (going 60mph in a 35mph zone). He soon found out that she did not have a license as she frantically explained to him that she was on her way home after hearing her home was on fire. She was afraid he was going to send her to jail since she was driving without a license, but Officer Freeman did nothing of the sort. He had confirmed that her home was indeed on fire and decided that she was too worried to drive, so he drove her to a relative's home and asked to pray with her. Officer Freeman's home had coincidentally been destroyed by a fire when he was a child, so he understood her awful circumstance. The woman later said, "If there were more officers like him, the world would be a much better place."
ELDRIDGE PD, IA
"While he was at the police station, Officer Schwartz was approached by a 6 year old named Hayden with his parents. Hayden and his family had just moved into the area and Hayden refused to sleep in his room because he was constantly afraid of bad guys sneaking in. Hayden begged his parents to call the police to help, so as a last resort, they took him to the police station to see if him talking to an officer would help. Officer Schwartz talked to Hayden and ended up taking time out of his day to go to Hayden's room and search the house for bad guys. Officer Schwartz reassured Hayden that there were no bad guys and that there was no where for them to sneak in. After Officer Schwartz's visit, Hayden's parents said Hayden was finally able to sleep in his room."
INDEPENDENCE PD, MO
"Officer Dustin Stewart responded to a 911 call from a lady who said an elementary school student fell into a pond. The child was underwater for 3-4 minutes and would have died if it weren't for Officer Stewart following his instincts to find him. Officer Stewart said a child falling into a pond was not a normal occurrence in Independence, but when he arrived on scene he said, "I pulled up, exited my vehicle and I jump in. I feel around for a little bit, but could not see the boy anywhere. I eventually feel him against my leg, grabbed him and pulled him out. He wasn't breathing. He was blue. As soon as they started doing CPR, he was spitting up water." The child started breathing before emergency crew arrived and they immediately transported him to the hospital, where he made a full recovery. The child's mother later revealed that the child is non-verbal autistic. She said he is prone to run off like that and that his transportation worker (the one who made the 911 call) should have known that. Officer Stewart said, "I'm grateful. The teamwork, it saved the [boy]. That's what we come to do this job for. You're wanting to help somebody. That's why you take this job."