Every day, law enforcement officers conduct modest acts of community service that go unrecognized. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio is led by Dallas Baldwin. He feared the worse when an elderly resident demanded to speak with a deputy’s supervisor!!!
Dollie Trent, 96, was not calling to complain, as it turned out. She was calling because Deputy Kevin Lovett had gone out of his way to assist her in getting out of a problem, and she was determined to honor him!
“The 96-year old was recently driving (no, that number isn’t a typo and yes, she was driving) when she got a flat tire,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.
Dollie told the sheriff that Kevin went above and beyond to assist her on the roadside. “He laid flat on the ground with his whole body to look under my car for damage, and my car is LOW!” she explained. “God sent me an angel! What are you going to do for him.
The sheriff must have been tickled by her insistence because he and Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert responded by visiting Dollie at her residence to present her with a Sheriff’s Coin.
When they arrived, Dollie even had a gift basket ready to give her “angel.” The officers were grateful that someone not only noticed their kindness but that she also went above and beyond to acknowledge it publicly.
“Truth be told, deputies frequently go out of their way to execute random acts of kindness,” they wrote. “Thank you, Dollie, for humbling us with your appreciation and tenacious attitude.”
What a Great reminder of how our warriors work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly every day — and how much it matters to thank them. It’s true that a little goes a long way!
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