A couple of deputies received praise for assisting a family that seemed to be down on its luck.
Two deputies within the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sean and Field Training Officer Anthony, noticed that a mother and her family were going through hard times during a stop for a minor traffic violation.
The officers then decided to help the struggling family out.
They called the county’s Community Services Team to ask for help getting a car seat and buying groceries for the family.
Two staff members helped them find a car seat, and then they went grocery shopping.
The items were delivered to the grateful family later that same day.
Even though the car seat was a gift, the officers are said to have paid for the groceries themselves.
“It is actions like this and many others that make me so proud of the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office who do everything they can to protect our community,” Sheriff Wayne wrote in a post on the department’s Facebook page.
Commenters responding to the post praised the officers’ thoughtful actions.
“Thank you to the deputies and the CSU team for doing the right thing and helping someone in need,” one person wrote.
“Thanks to very these awesome deputies!!!” another commented. “Just shows what they are made of…Very compassionate and caring!”
“So proud to be a resident of a county where our sheriff’s department is always doing great things for our community,” another wrote.
The post received more than 2,000 likes and 400 shares in six days.