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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Caught on Camera!
BUSTED! During a routine audit of body camera videos, we stumbled across this welfare concern call on Saturday. Callers had reported that a man's wheelchair, which is also his "home", had apparently broken down and left him stranded. We will let Officer Anonymous remain just that, but we had to share.Posted by Carrollton Texas Police Department on Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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
After arresting a suspect for a Hate Crime/Vandalism, @LAPDHollenbeck knew there was more that could be done. They partnered with East LA Auto Sales, @Badgeofheart and @LAPPL to get the victim a new car—and remind us all that in this world, we can all go the extra mile. pic.twitter.com/E2GLB11RIL— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) November 19, 2020
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 email@example.com.