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The Up-Beat: Cop adopts child abuse victim, LEO buys wheelchair for man & more 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. Ariz. cop adopts girl he comforted while working child abuse case

Officer Brian Zach stepped up when child services couldn’t find any family for the 4-year-old. FULL STORY

2. Calif. LEOs compete in basketball ‘trick shot’ challenge against drunk driving

Police agencies in Northern California took some wild shots in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. FULL STORY

3. Texas cop buys wheelchair for man in need

A cop went above and beyond after responding to a welfare call. FULL STORY

4. Hate crime victim gets new car thanks to LAPD officers

The LAPD provided an elderly woman with an early holiday gift. FULL STORY

5. Ohio cops rescue woman trapped in sinking car

The woman crashed after falling asleep behind the wheel. FULL STORY

Police1 is always looking for more stories about cops doing good in their communities. If you have positive news you’d like us to highlight, please share it with us at