These Police Officers Are So Inspiring! I’m Hugging The Next Cop I See!
Posted by GreaterGoodness
The duty of the police is “to protect and to serve.” And there is a lot of serving being done in communities across America. Some of these gestures are seemingly small, some are unfathomably large, but each one is extraordinary in its own way. Here are five stories of police that are guaranteed to inspire you.
1) Glenn Buratti
Glenn Buratti of St. Cloud, FL, is on the autism spectrum. He just had his sixth birthday, which would have been wonderful, if any of his friends had shown up. After nobody in Glenn’s class came to celebrate, Glenn’s mother wrote a harmless post to Facebook that inspired her community to give Glenn a birthday he’d never forget. Local Police orchestrated a helicopter fly-over and even showed up later in the week with firetrucks and presents! See how his community came together in this uplifting story!
2) Officer Henwood
Police officer and USMC veteran Jeremy Henwood was no stranger to good deeds. In fact, he was making a difference in his community right up until he was killed in the line of duty. Here is footage of Officer Henwood buying a young boy some cookies on the day of his death, inspiring the boy to follow his dreams. Rest in peace, Officer Henwood. Your legacy of kindness lives on.
3) Lowell Present Patrol
Christmas is a time of giving and of love. The police department of Lowell, MI knows this and decided to incorporate the spirit of giving into their patrols. After pulling someone over (something that everyone hates), they made small talk to find out what was on their citizens’ Christmas lists. What happens next is beyond moving.
4) Alabama Egg Offering
In Tarrant, AL, Officer William Stacy was sent to confront a woman taking eggs from the Dollar General. When he discovered that she was shoplifting eggs to feed her grandchildren, Officer Stacy bought the eggs for her instead of arresting her. But the story didn’t end there. See what Officer Stacy and other officers did to take kindness and generosity one step further.
5) Dinner for 22
After the tragic death of a young man on New Year’s day, 22 mourners went to a restaurant in Rockland, MA. But when they went to pay, they discovered that the bill (over $400) had been paid by an anonymous sympathizer. It has recently been revealed that this person was a local police officer who wants no recognition for his generous act. Hear from locals how this cop’s magnanimity affected their community.