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The Up-Beat: Cop saves newborn, LEOs replace woman’s broken fridge & other good police news

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


Photo/ Kansas City Missouri Police Department

By PoliceOne 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. Single, broke mom donates lottery prize to cop who was shot; he returns the favor

Struggling single mother Shetara Sims won $100 on a scratch-off ticket and donated it to an officer in need. As a thank you, police set up a gofundme in her name that has raised over $100,000 so far. FULL STORY

2. N.J. LEO saves newborn struggling to breathe

A New Jersey Transit Police officer’s quick action saved the day. FULL STORY

3. Fla. deputies replace elderly woman’s broken fridge

When Cheryl Nanartonis called 911 to report her refrigerator broke down and she couldn’t afford to buy a replacement, a trio of deputies went above and beyond the call of duty by making arrangements to help her out. FULL STORY

4. Ind. cop helps boy run lemonade stand, makes donation

Officer Ron Glon didn’t only step in to help a young boy run a lemonade stand – he also matched the profits 100%.

“His mother is concerned about him not knowing whether or not to trust police officers or not,” Glon told WNDU. “My job is to tell him that he has nothing to worry about. Don’t be fearful, don’t be afraid of us.” FULL STORY

5. Off-duty cop pulls kid away from shark

Officer Adrian Kosicki was at the right place at the right time when a boy on a boogie board was approached by a shark.

“Thanks to Adrian, we’ll never know what that shark’s intentions were, and that little boy will forever have a pretty cool story to tell,” the officer’s department said. FULL STORY

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