The Up-Beat: Constables raise money for families facing eviction, LEOs replace flag & other good police news

Here's our latest roundup of stories about cops doing good across the nation

By Police1 Staff

From small gestures of kindness to incredible acts of heroism, police officers help their communities every day. The Up-Beat aims to bring greater attention to these positive stories at a time when we could all use some good news.

Check out our latest roundup of inspiring stories from around the country. Got an uplifting story to share? Email

1. Texas constables help raise $239K for families facing eviction

As families struggle to keep a roof over their heads during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the Harris County Constable’s Office is doing their part to help alleviate the strain for some in Texas. FULL STORY

2. Recovered addict donates kidney to cop who arrested her

Kidney Donation

#NewsWeLove 😍 Jocelynn James, a recovered drug addict and former member of "Alabama's Most Wanted," did when she found out the officer who put her in jail eight years ago was in need of a life-saving transplant. Rick Karle WVTM 13 traveled to Phil Campbell, Alabama to bring you a story of giving.

Posted by WVTM 13 on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Jocelynn James credits retired officer Terrell Potter for changing her life. As a thank you, she saved his. FULL STORY

3. Officers replace American flag woman used to fend off attacker


Officer’s replace broken flag that was used to defend victim’s home and protect family members. A home invasion...

Posted by South Salt Lake Police Department on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

A 73-year-old woman who used a flag to fend off an attack was worried it had become desecrated. Officers helped the woman and her family mount a new one. FULL STORY

4. Cops rescue fawns trapped in swimming pool

Two Baby Deer “Cheer” After Pool Rescue – Parma, OH

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, Parma Police Officers responded to a home where two fawns had fallen into an in-ground pool. The homeowner reported that the deer were in her pool for over an hour while she unsuccessfully tried to get them out before calling the police. The officers were able to successfully catch and release both deer. The deer were tired, but happy, as you can hear them let out a “cheer” of appreciation after being rescued! #deercheer

Posted by City of Parma Police Department on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The fawns were reportedly tired, but happy and let out a “cheer” in appreciation of the rescue. FULL STORY

5. LEOs rescue unconscious 11-year-old from burning car


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The officers extracted the girl mere moments before the vehicle was completely engulfed in flames. FULL STORY

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