Applause for good cops

To the editor:

On Aug. 1 I was taking my morning walk when I discovered a man so intoxicated he had passed out and was lying in the parking lot of a local hotel. When I finished my walk, the man was trying to get up and his pants had fallen down so he was unable to walk. One of the guests at the hotel stated he had been on the pavement for two hours.

I called the police and within five minutes Lt. Richard Snipes and Sgt. Chris Jackson responded. These officers were so kind to the intoxicated male. They gently turned him over, pulled his pants up and helped him retrieve his wallet for identification. The officer let him know they were there to help him because they were worried about his safety. They showed him such respect and were so kind.

Having retired from law enforcement, I don’t think I have ever witnessed such compassion as these officers displayed. I was really touched by their actions. These officers were white and the intoxicated man was black and at no time did I see any kind of racism displayed. They make me so proud of the Laurinburg Police Department led by Chief Darwin Williams.

We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful police department.

— Judith Prevatte Griggs

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