Will you forgive us if we brag a little?
It's not like we're bragging about who has the fastest car, or biggest checkbook, but who is the nicest. Hopefully that is a little more tasteful.
Here at the police department we do have repeat customers. You know, the guys (generally) that you read about week after week in the police blotter of the local newspapers. These folks tend to be in a tough place in life, struggling with addictions, money, life, or the various demons that can cast us out of normal "polite" society.
One such person has been in and out of custody of the police recently, and was having a rough go of it. He ended up in jail, which wasn't uncommon, but this particular day happened to be his birthday.
Somehow, APD Officers Jeremy Johnson and Ian MacAyeal, as well as Sgt. Rick Magnuson (not pictured), learned that this person was going to be spending his birthday in jail. Taking it upon themselves, they purchased a cake, and delivered it to him in the jail, and helped him celebrate the occasion, as best as they could.
Jail Deputy Shane Gaumer wrote "This was an unbelievably nice gesture tied to genuine concern for XXX's well being." And, it was done in private. Nobody else in the department would have even known this had happened, if it wasn't for Deputy Gaumer's email to us.
Asst. Chief Linda Consuegra gave the three commendations for their efforts. We thought you'd appreciate the fact that people of this caliber work for your local police department. We are proud of them. So we brag a little. Wouldn't you?
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