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


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 editor@policeone.com.

1. Mother-daughter deputy duo gives back to community

 
TCSO Community Food Giveaway in Ivanhoe

TCSO mother/daughter deputy duo give back Giving back to the community holds special meaning for one mother/daughter deputy duo. Each week, Deputy Angelica Torres and Deputy Kendra Snowden help pass out hundreds of boxes of food and masks with the Sheriff’s PAL Program, deputies, explorers and community partners. Most recently at the TCSO Community Food & Mask Giveaway in Ivanhoe, nearly 200 boxes of food and 75 masks were given out. Deputy Snowden approaches the food giveaways with a humble heart. “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,” she said. “I wanted to serve my community and have that Servant’s Heart for the community that I’m working for.” Her mother agreed. “My parents worked in the farms and I remember when we didn’t have any food and we didn’t even have something to drink besides water,” Deputy Torres said. “So, that’s the reason why I like to give back because I know where I come from. So, I like to also give back for that reason because I was there.” Upcoming TCSO Community Food & Mask Giveaway: Pixley: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Pixley Substation, 161 N. Pine St. Info: Daisy (559) 802-9589

Posted by Tulare County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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

 

Deputy Jeff Froelich's new children's book, "I Am Abel", is available for purchase! All proceeds go to Protecting K9...

Posted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, November 5, 2020

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

 

A few nights ago, one of our deputies overheard an Oregon State Trooper giving a courtesy ride to a hitchhiker (Marvin)...

Posted by Gilliam County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, October 24, 2020

“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

 

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Deputy Shawn Gopaul was dispatched to a call in the Pageland area of Chesterfield County...

Posted by Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The child is now safe at home in recovery. 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 editor@policeone.com.

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