The Up-Beat: Top police heroes of October
Our monthly roundup of 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. Our monthly news roundup, The Up-Beat, aims to bring greater attention to these inspiring stories.
This month, we're highlighting a child's "emergency" call, an emotional traffic stop and more stories of cops lending a hand. Do you have an uplifting story to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a story using the link below.
1. HERO OF THE MONTH: OFFICER ALYSSA VOGEL
Officer Alyssa Vogel made headlines earlier this year after video showed her sprinting through Times Square with a 4-year-old gunshot victim in her arms. Now, Vogel has gone above and beyond by raising money for the little girl’s medical expenses.
Vogel invited the girl's family to her precinct to hand them the check and introduced young Sky Martinez to a police horse. FULL STORY
The NYPD officer who carried a 4-year-old girl to an ambulance after she was shot in Times Square earlier this year has continued her acts of heroism, raising $3,000 for the girl’s family as she recovers from her injuries through her fundraiser at https://t.co/EmKbXozjBB pic.twitter.com/9dbqYyeY2W— Fund the First (@FundtheFirst) October 23, 2021
2. ‘Too cute’: 4-year-old calls police to share his toys, officer responds
A precocious 4-year-old's "emergency" call prompted a heart-warming police response in New Zealand. FULL STORY
3. Video: After emotional traffic stop, Mich. officers set up TV for elderly driver
The elderly driver apologized, explaining that he had bought a television to cheer up his bedridden wife but didn't know how to install it. Instead of writing the man a ticket, the officer promised to help him. FULL STORY
4. Watch: Ala. deputy revives toddler from fentanyl overdose
"We were willing to do anything to keep her alive and get her back breathing," said Deputy Jordan Agee, whose dramatic save was captured by his body camera. FULL STORY
5. ‘I got’ em!’: Deputy helps find 3 children lost deep in the forest
Three wayward children, aged two, six and seven, were found safe after getting lost in the woods overnight. Bodycam video captured the sweet reunion. FULL STORY
Whether it’s your own story, a colleague’s, a neighboring PD’s, or simply something you saw on the internet, submit your good police news to us HERE for a chance to be featured in The Up-Beat.