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

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

NJ Transit Police perform CPR to save a lifeless baby

NJ Transit Police perform life-saving CPR to revive an unresponsive newborn. Newark, N.J. – New Jersey Transit Police officers effectively used teamwork, life-saving skills and a police vehicle to save the life of a newborn baby girl. On Tuesday, July 14, at 10:00 a.m., NJTPD officers at Newark Penn Station responded to a report of a medical event in the women’s restroom. Upon arrival, officers found a mother who was cradling her newborn baby in her arms. The baby was not breathing and was grey in color. Officer Bryan Richards immediately began chest compressions. Nevertheless, the baby remained unresponsive. He urgently called for EMS to respond via police radio. Realizing the dire need for immediate medical care, Officer Richards rushed the baby to a police cruiser accompanied by Officer Alberto Nunes. While Officer Richards continued chest compressions, Officer Nunes drove the police cruiser to the hospital. After continued chest compressions and Officer Richard’s words of encouragement, the baby began to breathe and is currently doing well. An excellent job and another precious life saved by New Jersey Transit Police Officers! Portions of the included body worn camera footage have been redacted to respect the privacy of the mother and newborn child.

Posted by NJ Transit Police on Thursday, July 16, 2020

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

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



Posted by Martin County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, July 19, 2020

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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