The Up-Beat: LEO buys Xmas gifts for family, cop teaches boy to ride & 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 email@example.com.
1. Md. cop buys Christmas gifts for family that had money stolen
Officer Little responded to a call and discovered a family in need after the theft of their Christmas money. Officer Little purchased diapers for the baby, toys for the child, and gift cards for the family to purchase food over the holidays. #WhoWeAre pic.twitter.com/s42H5E6YIo— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) December 7, 2020
The officer was on a call when she discovered a family had their Christmas money stolen. FULL STORY
2. NC police officer helps boy learn to ride bike
One North Carolina police officer stepped up and stepped in to help a boy learn how to ride his bike at the request of the boy's mother. pic.twitter.com/2ymrk7fCUm— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December 6, 2020
The impromptu lesson occurred when the officer was asked by the boy’s mother to teach her son how to ride. FULL STORY
3. Philly police help fix roof of elderly woman who fell victim to scam
“Every night I went home when it was raining and I couldn’t stop thinking about her," said Officer Cynthia Padua. FULL STORY
4. Double amputee, military veteran becomes Texas police officer
Zach Briseno had always planned to continue a life of service after leaving the military. FULL STORY
5. Kan. deputies help buy van for mother who walked 6 miles to work
The LEOs, along with assistance from the community, provided the mother with a van, registration, insurance, two car seats, a grocery store giftcard and $200. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.