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The Up-Beat: Mother-daughter cop duo gives back, LEO busts moves & other good police news

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

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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. Mother-daughter deputy duo gives back to community

Each week, Deputy Angelica Torres and Deputy Kendra Snowden help pass out hundreds of boxes of food and masks to the community.

“You know a lot of times, people think that the police are only there to arrest somebody but in reality, I joined the Sheriff’s Department so that I could give back to my community,” Deputy Kendra Snowden told the Hanford Sentinel. “I wanted to serve my community and have that servant’s heart for the community that I’m working for.” FULL STORY

2. NY deputy writes children’s book about his K-9

Proceeds from the book, which is told from the K-9’s perspective, will go to a nonprofit that provides protect vests and first aid kits for K-9s. FULL STORY

3. SC deputy and TikTok star busts moves with citizens

Lt. Danny Brown says TikTok is an excellent tool for community outreach. FULL STORY

4. Ore. deputies team up to give hitchhiker ‘relay-race’ ride home

“We knew the temperatures were dropping and would be unsafe to walk all the way back to Portland from Pendleton, so multiple agencies teamed up to make sure Marvin made it safely back,” said police. FULL STORY

5. Deputy uses CPR to save baby with COVID-19

The child is now safe at home in recovery. FULL STORY

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