Bleeding heart Tempe cops should make news

With all the bad press about law enforcement these days, a story the Tempe Police Department posted on its blog would probably never makes headlines. Cops help people every day, but you rarely read about their good deeds.

If it doesn’t bleed – it doesn’t lead, but the case of bleeding heart cops should be a lead story.

From Tempe Police AZ BlogSpot:

Last week Officer Jake Schmidt and Officer Henry Schwenckert were called out to a trespassing call on the light rail platform located at 3rd St and Mill Ave which involved kids out past curfew. T, was one of those kids carrying a worn and damaged skateboard.

They drove him back to his Tempe residence and immediately recognized that T came from a significantly impoverished home.

The Officers came back to their squad to brainstorm ideas to improve T’s overall home experience, and those plans are still ongoing…but they wanted to do a little something that they could, right away. They noticed T’s skateboard was worn and damaged and missing a front end. As a squad they bought T a new skateboard and delivered it to him.

He was pretty happy and totally gracious.

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