Everyday Hero: VPD officers went above and beyond

Senior Police Officer Amanda Caughey and Officer David Thompson were recently awarded the Outstanding Public Service Award.

Police officers recognized for buying groceries for struggling woman

For two Victoria police officers, simply referring a woman suffering a mental crisis to a local health provider was not enough.

After learning the woman had just lost her job and was struggling to feed and clothe her children, Senior Police Officer Amanda Caughey and Officer David Thompson decided to go above and beyond.

“These officers not only got her help to get on the right track, but took it a step further. They ... used their own money to buy a basketful of groceries and a gift card for the lady and her children to help them out,” states a Facebook post by the Victoria Police Department.

After collecting the funds and contributing themselves, the officers then did some grocery shopping for the woman.

“Let’s applaud these selfless servants of our great city! And for the record, none of them wanted me to post this,” the department’s Facebook post continues.

They also connected her with local groups for economic assistance.

And in October, Caughey and Thompson were commended for their actions with the department’s Outstanding Public Service Award.

“Thank you, Officers Caughey and Thompson for being outstanding examples for all of us,” stated another department post.

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