A Florida mom became so inspired by the actions of a couple of officers outside the Grandview Pointe Apartments in Orlando that she decided to share it on Facebook.
The woman, identified as Mrs. Hunter, wrote in to the sheriff’s office,
“I wanted to share this because it’s the best thing I have seen in a long time. We also wanted to thank your staff for their continued heroic actions. It’s nice when we can see them take a break sometimes to enjoy the finer things in life.”
The pictures sent to the Orange County sheriff’s office shows two Sector 4 deputies buying about a half a dozen children ice cream from the local ice cream truck.
“Also, I wanted to share my thanks to some of the deputies taking their time like this to talk to my children when they see them playing outside. It’s nice to know that my children already have a sense of safety because of that. It’s hard to get kids these days to understand that cops are out there to help not scare, regardless of what others say to demean their jobs, as my child puts it you are ‘putting the bad guys away so we can be safe.’”
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen cops stepping outside the line of duty to do good in their community. In California, some officers are giving kids “positive tickets”. Other cops have been spotted doing things like fixing a kid’s bike and schooling a little girl on Miss Mary Mack.
Just 3 days ago, people on social media gave police officers a big shout out for going above and beyond for children.
On Tuesday, Gainesville, Georgia police posted pictures on Facebook of several officers using their own money to buy new basketball nets after they noticed someone ripped down the old nets at a park on Atlanta Street.
One of the officers, Corporal Drew Reed, then played a quick basketball game with some kids and then treated them all to ice cream and popsicles.