Five KCPD officers have been recognized for helping a single mother and her children get back on their feet, Christine Vendel reports. The woman's husband had left her and took almost everything they owned. The woman had four children, ages 2, 4, 5 and 7, and was pregnant with a fifth one.
The officers enlisted the help of officers James Green and Doug Hopper and they organized clothing and furniture donations from the Hillcrest Thrift shop. (Linda) Walker and her neighbors donated sacks of groceries and hygiene products. (J.D.) Pettey and his wife, Officer Tina Conner-Pettey, donated a day bed and mattress.
Green worked with his church to buy a $200 gift card to buy school supplies, underwear, shoes, sheets, towels and one toy for each child. The officers also arranged for Wal-Mart to give the family a 10-percent discount.