FEATURED SERVANT OFFICERS
Servant Officer Gallery (4)
SOUTH FULTON PD, GA
"A mother and son were enjoying a nice day outside when they came across Officer Williams. Here is what the mother said about Officer Williams: "A million thanks to Officer Williams for absolutely making my son's 5th birthday! We were checking out a new playground when my son spotted him across the parking lot and got so excited! Officer Williams answered all of his questions, let him sit on the police truck, and even checked out his new lego set. I so appreciate his kindness."
TULARE PD, CA
"Officer Vasquez responded to a 911 call requesting officers regarding a juvenile who had fallen in the canal. When Officer Vasquez arrived, he noticed several people on the side of the road. Officer Vasquez immediately ran across the street and located a man in the canal trying to hold onto a little girl who was nearly submerged in the rapid water. She was crying and resisting all help. The man holding the little girl said he could not hold onto her much longer, so Officer Vasquez quickly grabbed the child and pulled her out of the water. Thankfully, the little girl did not suffer from any serious injuries. She was a 9 year old with special needs."
BURKE COUNTY SO, GA
"Officer Kenneth McKenzie responded to a call involving a suicide attempt. When he arrived, he was met by the family who advised him that their relative was in bed pointing a handgun at her chest threatening to kill herself. Officer McKenzie walked in the room and began to talk with the female trying to ease his way closer to her. He was able to distract her with enough time to grab the handgun and secure it away from her.The family said they were very grateful for Officer McKenzie and the excellent job he did in such a stressful situation."
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA REGIONAL JAIL
"For the past 5 years, Officer Spurlock has organized holiday gift giving for multiple locations with no outside donations. Officer Spurlock has organized and successfully bought Christmas gifts for every student in several of the local elementary schools each year and has also organized and bought some Easter gifts for every single patient in a local nursing home."
NEWTON COUNTY SO, GA
"Officer Hicks was responding to a call when he met a 79 year old woman who just got done visiting her late husband's grave more than 100 miles away from her home. She was crying and upset about being lost. To ensure the woman's safe return home, Officer Hicks stayed with her for over an hour as he made contact with her 85 year old brother to see if he could help her. Her brother was unable to make the trip to come get her that day, but said he could come in the morning and bring someone with him to drive her car back. The elderly woman did not have enough money to afford a hotel and was concerned about where she would be able to stay for the night, so Officer Hicks offered to take her to his house so she would feel more secure. Whenever she arrived at Officer Hicks' house, she was greeted with big smiles and hugs from his wife and their three children. A room was prepared for her to stay in until her brother arrived in the morning to take her home. Officer Hicks said, "I was thinking, 'What would I do if this was my grandma? How would I want her to be treated?'". He later on said, "I have a great wife. I called her and told her that I have this lady that's lost and we're going to let her stay at the house tonight. I need you to clean the room."
BROWARD SO, FL
"Officer Duran was on her way home from work when she noticed a vehicle submerged in a residential swimming pool. With the help of the homeowner and a few bystanders, Officer Duran was able to rescue the driver and a small child from the vehicle. Officer Duran said this about the situation: "We're here, we're always going to be here, and we're always going to help, no matter if we're working or if we just got off work.""
FLOWOOD PD, MS
"Officer Brantley was sitting in his vehicle during a normal shift when a car suddenly pulled up next to him and a woman jumped out. She told Officer Brantley in a panic that her 8-week-old baby was choking and could not breathe. Officer Brantley immediately took action and turned the baby over striking his back to try and dislodge the blockage. The baby's airway eventually cleared and he was able to breathe again."
DENVER POLICE, CO
"Officer Hewitt was at a convenience store when she encountered a woman who was visibly upset. She quickly learned that the woman had lost her debit card, was out of gas, and was trying to get home. Without hesitation, Officer Hewitt used her own money to buy gas for her so she could make it home."
OFFICER STEWARD & OFFICER ROEHL
ALASKA STATE TROOPERS
"A local couple were on their way to the hospital as the woman was in labor, but the baby was not willing to wait. So a call came in requesting help and Officer Steward happened to be driving by around that same time while Officer Roehl was not far behind. Both officers helped the woman deliver the baby. Officer Steward has a medical background, so he was actually able to clear the baby's airway as well as provide immediate care to mom and baby as they were all waiting for EMS to arrive. Thanks to both Officer Steward and Officer Roehl's help, both mom and baby are safe and healthy."
MEDWAY PD, MA
"While on patrol, Officer Katie Sharkey came across Jake and Jason fishing at a local pond and helped them reel in a fish (shown in the picture). Medway PD states that they encourage their officers to engage with their community by getting out of their cruisers, attending high school sporting events, and walking around various areas checking on people like this nearby pond at a local park."
CARROLLTON PD, GA
"Officers received a 911 call in regards to an unconscious 8 week old infant. Officer Kane Moore was the first one at the scene and immediately took action in helping the infant before EMS arrived. Thanks to Officer Moore's immediate response and quick action, the baby is perfectly fine! The family ended up giving Officer Moore a gift basket to thank him for his efforts (seen above)."
PALM BEACH COUNTY SO, FL
"Officer Rothman encountered a hardworking day laborer who was in a touch situation and was not able to provide a nice big meal for his family for Thanksgiving; which included children. Officer Rothman offered to personally pay for a Thanksgiving meal for him and his family. The man was hesitant at first, but accepted his offer and the two went shopping together to get a turkey as well as some side dishes."
SHREWSBURY PD, MA
"In October 2012, US Army Sgt. Natanael Radke was having the worst day of his life. He was driving erratically at nearly 100mph when Officer Timothy Charland spotted him and pulled him over. Officer Charland found him in an extremely emotional state when he approached him. Mr. Radke explained to Officer Charland that he was planning on taking his life that night. After Officer Charland sat with Mr. Radke for a long period of time as he spoke with him about his family, friends, and military career, they both then went to UMASS where Mr. Radke was able to get the mental health help that he needed. Years have passed since then, but the two have remained friends ever since. Mr. Radke ended up traveling around the US speaking to US military soldiers about veteran suicide and mental health after that. Mr. Radke ended up moving from Shrewsbury to Florida, but every time he is in town, he says he makes it a priority to see the person who he says, "changed his life".