Deputy Helped An Elderly Man Who Was Caught Stealing Food

When Deputy Townsend answered a shoplifting call at Publix today, the suspect was an elderly man stealing $5 in food because he was starving and did not have a penny to his name. Deputy Townsend is one of our more seasoned Deputies and noticed that this man was truly in need.

officer helps shoplifter

Deputy Townsend pulled out his wallet, instead of his cuffs, and purchased food for the man. With tears in his eyes, the man thanked Deputy Townsend before leaving the store with his meal.

We are so thankful to have Deputies who consistently place SERVICE OVER SELF!

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