Skip to comments.Texas officers buy food for family in need
Posted on 07/04/2014 6:10:39 PM PDT by lowbridge
Two Texas police officers are getting praise after a photo of them buying groceries for a needy family went viral on the web.
The two officers, from Victoria, Texas, were spotted in line at a local grocery store in full uniform with a basket full of groceries.
Rebecca Vasquez was behind the two officers in the check out line.
"It just seemed a little odd just that they were in full uniform and everything," Vasquez said.
Vasquez then asked the officers what they were up to.
"They actually told me that they were going to be donating the entire basket to a family in need," Vasquez said.
Senior Officer Bryan Knief and Cadet Officer Anthony Vacarro were on duty last weekend when they were called out to a Victoria home. The officers noticed the family had no food and decided to buy some for them.
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That’s hardly headline worthy. That is merely what Texans do and why hussein and libs hate us.
Actually that sort of thing goes on all across the country but it generally doesn’t get further than local news.
Last summer there was a bad accident where a woman had her dog with her. The dog was pretty severely injured so he took the dog while the owner was in the hospital. He paid a couple thousand dollars for the veterinarian and cared for the dog for about 6 weeks till the owner got out of the hospital.
Its not just cops either. People do great things all the time but with news “If it bleeds it leads”.
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I worked closely with LE for many years in multi-agency task forces. It was completely common for officers to spend personal hours and resources helping families we encountered. Officers would spend off hours organizing sports in the inner city, for example, and many of the young men managed to stay out of the gangs.
Often, we saw families where one kid was a nightmare crook and the others were going to college or studying hard in high school school toward a career. Even if the crook kid was not reachable or interested in help, officers would spend their own time to make sure the other kids remained motivated and had someone to talk to when the family members in trouble brought it home. Lots of good apples out there that you never hear about.
I’m just not getting why this is such a big deal. LOTS of people do good deeds. I can point to people left and right, and not to chest thump but I have quite a few too.
The issue here is to try and bury the criticism of modern LE BAD actions. So cops do good things too. That does not erase when they choose to do bad, or ignore others cops who choose to do bad, any more than my good deeds can erase my bad deeds. The bad deeds still need addressed, not glossed over. Remember, Al Capone was quite generous too.
I think most of us saw the movie quote from Pirates of the Caribbean. It said something close to this.
“One good deed does not erase a lifetime of wickedness.”
Sparrow: “But one act of wickedness is enough to condemn a man.”
And that is as true for cops as anyone else. Sorry, but I’m not going to forget the Dorner hunt idiots who didn’t even get punished, just because a couple cops bought groceries.
You want to impress me? Clean up your own trash.
Wow. You people are all rays of sunshine, arent ya?
According to the Bible, its a big deal. :-)
That’s a mighty broad brush you’re wielding there...
I wouldn’t smear these cops or any others as being “bad” unless and until they exceed or abuse their authority/position...and in cases like this, it would do us all well to try and think about who actually reported this incident so that it did become “news”.
It sounds like the officers were just going about their business and not seeking attention until asked...
And is there any record of this Police Dept. behaving like the LAPD? If not, maybe we oughta try and give these guys a smidgen of credit for actually doing the right thing in helping out a family who they determined were in need.
If anything, this story helps to restore my faith in humanity and in LEO’s a bit...
“Thats a mighty broad brush youre wielding there...”
It’s not hard, because it isn’t only LA. That was simply more spectacular. We can then move on to the cop who shot a kid holding a wii, and two flashbang incidents that I know of. Then there are the anal probe incidents. Crap with LE going on all over the country.
“It sounds like the officers were just going about their business and not seeking attention until asked...”
No doubt. I didn’t suggest otherwise. I merely said that publicizing something so common is a PR stunt. Even the worst people do nice things, just because they choose to.
“And is there any record of this Police Dept. behaving like the LAPD? If not, maybe we oughta try and give these guys a smidgen of credit for actually doing the right thing in helping out a family who they determined were in need.”
But it can’t be used to gloss over the mistakes like they don’t exist. I remember an article about Rochester NY doing all kind of community stuff, taking kids fishing and such.
They did this, because they understood their reputation was crap. That no one trusted them, or their integrity.
The problem is, that fishing trip will be erased in the kid’s mind the first time a cop harasses or abuses him.
You can’t fix a bad reputation with PR. You have to clean up the problem first. When a cop drives around with “To Serve and Protect” on his car, and an “Eat my shit and like it” attitude, no one is going to pay any attention to the PR words.
“According to the Bible, its a big deal. :-)”
The bible also say obedience is better than sacrifice. And bluntly, this is an action that happens THOUSANDS of times a day without recognition.
This article says one or both of two things.
1. This is just a PR stunt. Real kindness, but publicized for PR purposes.
2. Our (LE) reputation is so bad that even the smallest good deed is extraordinary.
Sorry, but LE is so full of bad attitude, unpunished negligent behavior, Thin Blue Line corrupt behavior, for this to impress me as much as it does you.
As I said, even Al Capone did good deeds. That didn’t make him a good person who’s wrongs should be ignored.
Give them credit for this action? Sure. The cops themselves as people. But the institution deserves none, and it doesn’t change any of the problems of LE.