Atlanta cop gifts own car to mother of 5
“I’m always trying to find different ways I can give and help people,” said Officer Campbell
By Suzie Ziegler
ATLANTA — An Atlanta police officer went above and beyond the call of duty last week when she gave up her own car to a mother of five.
Officer Veronica Campbell, a 27-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department, takes commitment to her community very seriously, according to FOX 5.
“I’m always trying to find different ways I can give and help people,” Campbell told FOX 5. An opportunity presented itself last week when Campbell learned about a mother of five who had recently fled a domestic abuse situation.
“I had a vehicle and I just decided to give it to her and she would be able to put it to better use than me,” Campbell said. “I knew that this mother needed a new lease on life and she needed to know that the Atlanta Police Department had officers willing to make the sacrifice when they go out into the community.”
.@atlanta_pal officers present a car to a family that has relocated to the @CityofAtlanta . The gift is timely as the mother is starting a new job. Watch for our story coming soon on #ATL26 . Keeping #ATLstrong pic.twitter.com/IfgdQGFypk— ATL26 (@ATL26_Channel26) September 30, 2020
“Strangers will go a long way to help you more than anyone else so this is a true blessing,” the unnamed mother told FOX 5.
Campbell works with the Atlanta Police Foundation’s ‘At Promise Center’ to give back. Every year she organizes toy drives and other community events geared toward youth, according to FOX 5.
“To me that’s big. It’s service before self. When you sign up to be a law enforcement officer that’s what you’re there to do,” Campbell said.