Random acts… by the police. In Cocoa, Florida, Deputy Sean Cronin and Field Training Officer Anthony Gonnelly went above and beyond to help a family. The officers, from Brevard County Sheriff’s Officer, reached out to a community services team to get a new car seat and groceries for a family with an infant. The family had fallen on hard times.
The car seat was purchased with donations, the groceries were paid for by Gonnelly and Cronin (from their own pockets). Tonja Tucker and Valerie Sauro from the Community Services Unit helped collect the funds for the car seat and arrange for its purchase. In a Facebook post, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said that he was proud of his officers.
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I am proud of them too. In this day when many people seem so interested in just taking care of themselves, these officers took care of an entire family!
The officers then decided to help the struggling family out.
They contacted the county’s Community Services Team to ask for help in obtaining a car seat and purchasing household groceries for the family. Two staff members helped them find a car seat, and then went grocery shopping.
The items were delivered to the grateful family later that same day. Although the car seat was donated, the officers reportedly paid for the groceries out of their own pockets.
“It is actions like this and many others that make me so proud of the men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office who do everything they can to protect our community,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey wrote in a post on the department’s Facebook page. Commenters responding to the post praised the officers’ thoughtful actions.
“Thank you to the deputies and the CSU team for doing the right thing and helping someone in need,” one poster wrote.
“Thanks to very these awesome deputies!!!” another commented. “Just shows what they are made of…Very compassionate and caring!!”
“So proud to be a resident of Brevard County where our sheriff’s dept is always doing great things for our community,” another posted.
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