FEATURED SERVANT OFFICERS
Servant Officer Gallery (3)
CHP - NORTH SACRAMENTO
"Several officers on the motor squad received a call one night about a juvenile pedestrian on the freeway. After a long search, Officer Pierman was able to locate the juvenile and gently approached him. He quickly found out that he was an at risk youth and was considered a missing person. The young juvenile was then safely transported off the freeway and was immediately taken to Child Protective Services."
OFFICERS ENGELBERT AND COLLAZO
METRO NASHVILLE POLICE
"Officer Engelbert and Officer Collazo were part of a team who immediately stopped the shooter of a school shooting upon arrival. The shooter unfortunately shot and killed 3 innocent children and 3 innocent staff members of the school before they were notified, but these officers and their team acted quickly in response to the call and were able to prevent the shooter from killing even more innocent lives. This group set the standard for how school shootings should be handled."
MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY PATROL
"Officer Charles Lamb responded to a call where an out-of-state couple was involved in a crash on the highway. The couple was informed that they would not be able to get another rental car for 2 days, so Officer Lamb took them to his house and allowed them to borrow his truck until they could get another rental."
OFFICER RYAN ANTONSON
PLYMOUTH PD, MA
"Officer Ryan Antonson was on patrol when he was approached by a man that was bleeding profusely from his leg. The man had a large, deep cut that he accidentally caused from his car door. And to make matters worse, he was on blood thinner medication. Officer Antonson immediately called for EMS and acted as quickly as he could to apply pressure as well as a bandage to the wound, but it was not helping. Officer Antonson had no choice but to apply a tourniquet to the man's leg, which thankfully stopped the bleeding. EMS arrived soon after and they were able to quickly transport the man to the hospital."
GREENVILLE CO. SO, SC
"Deputy Pittman was waiting to interview a suspect when he noticed a woman working hard in her yard nearby. He got out of his patrol car and went over to offer some help if she needed it. He ended up digging some holes in her yard and helping her plant some bulbs."
WILLIAM "CHIP" KAIN
BERRY HILL PD, TN
"Officer William "Chip" Kain was on shift one day when he was approached by a man asking him for directions to a nearby hotel. The man had just been released from prison and was trying to get to his transitional accommodation. Witnessing the fact that this man was lost and needing some help, Officer Kain ended up giving the man a ride to the hotel and chatted with him about his future plans on the way."
AKRON PD, OH
"Officer Aaron Williams was only a few months on the job when he responded to a call about a house fire. A 91 year old woman was bedridden inside the home and her 70 year old son was inside with her. They were both trapped and could not get out. Officer Williams did not have any protective gear or a mask, but he went in and out of the house anyways to ensure he got both of them out."
BERLIN PD, MA
"Officer Molly Plante was the first to arrive on scene of a reported house explosion. She was immediately flagged over by two neighbors who were trying to lift a piece of the roof off of a victim who was calling for help. There was a fire within a few feet of where they were assisting the victim and a second explosion occurred. Amongst intense heat and a live electrical wire sparking under their feet, they were finally able to remove the debris and free the victim. Right after freeing the victim, the fire was getting more intense, so Officer Plante lifted the victim onto her shoulder and ran the victim as fast as she could to the back of her police car. Almost immediately after getting the victim out of harm's way, another explosion occurred which ended up engulfing the entire house in flames. Fire/EMS arrived and quickly performed medical aid on the victim (who had series injuries from the explosion)."
GLOUCESTER PD, MA
"Officer Peter Sutera has been named the National School Resource Officer of the Year. He has worked as an elementary school and middle school resource officer for the past seven years and has also served as the handler for Ace (seen above), the Gloucester PD's comfort dog who accompanies Officer Sutera to many school events. Officer Sutera is also a member of the Community Impact Unit and is one of the founding members of the SRO_Gaming Program where police officers meet with students online to play video games with them. He is also a founder of the Youth Anglers program where police officers take students fishing. Officer Sutera says, "My main goal is to have kids not look at me as a police officer they'd see on the street. I work more toward connections and the relationship building. I work hard to try and bridge the gap to make kids feel comfortable enough to approach me not only as a police officer but as a friend."
CITY OF CREVE COEUR PD, MO
"Officer Phil Lane responded to a call in a condominium complex to help an elderly resident who was having "problems with her phone." Even though this is not a typical call for police, Officer Lane was willing to help. When Officer Lane arrived, he quickly realized that the elderly lady was showing signs of dementia and she unfortunately had no family or anyone to help her in her time of need. As Officer Lane tried to figure out her phone issue, he found out that her phone had been turned off due to her bank account being scammed and her funds being drained. So Officer Lane drove the resident to the bank and was able to work with them as well as the phone company to restore her phone service. Not only did Officer Lane help with her phone issue, he has regularly been visiting her ever since to make sure she is okay. He also coordinated with the St. Louis County Older Residents Program to get a case worker assigned to help her, as well. During one of his visits, Officer Lane found the resident on the floor, unable to stand. He arranged for paramedics to respond and they were able to get her to the hospital. If Officer Lane had not kept visiting her, she could have easily been on the floor for days. So he took it upon himself to work with the resident's physicians at the hospital to help facilitate in-home care for her."
YORK-POQUOSON SHERIFF'S OFFICE, VA
"Officer Frizzell was on duty one night and walked into a gas station to use their restroom. A man was asking the woman at the register if they had a gas can that he could borrow since his car had broken down less than a mile away. The woman said she didn't have one he could borrow, but he could purchase one for $15.95. The man said he only had $15, so she suggested he ask Officer Frizzell if there was something he could do to help. Without hesitation, Officer Frizzell pulled $20 out of his wallet and handed it to the man saying he didn't have a gas can, but hoped the $20 would help. The man stood there in disbelief and then embraced Officer Frizzell with a hug."