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PVPD officer makes ‘meaningful contact’

Buys groceries for malnourished citizen

Prescott Valley Police officer Robert Hernandez. (Courtesy)

Prescott Valley Police officer Robert Hernandez. (Courtesy)

Prescott Valley Police Chief Bryan Jarrell encourages his officers to make special efforts in touching citizens in a positive meaningful way. On Thursday, May 17, such a contact was made when officer Robert Hernandez was sent to the 3100 block of North Navajo Drive on a report of a person having an anxiety attack.

Upon arrival at the location, Hernandez learned that the resident had not had enough food to eat. With permission, he checked the resident’s kitchen and discovered a limited amount of groceries. Terros Health personnel were called to the home and evaluated the resident who was then transported to a health facility. Hernandez then went to a grocery store and bought two bags of groceries and delivered them to the home.

“This action illustrates the spirit which Chief Jarrell likes to see in his officers whenever possible,” said PVPD spokesperson Jerry Ferguson.

Information and photo provided by Prescott Valley Police Department.