CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department says one of their officers recently bought groceries for a family he noticed was in need.
The CPD says Officer Corey Bishop was dispatched to a domestic violence incident where the victim had suffered some minor injuries. While at the scene, the CPD says Bishop noticed the home was sparingly furnished and had limited food for the victim and her small children.
When Bishop left the victim’s home, the CPD says he went to Harris Teeter and purchased groceries for the family.
“‘Service over Self’ is more than just words within the Charleston Police Department,” CPD Public Information Officer Charles Francis says. “It’s imbedded in the culture and displayed through the attitudes and actions of the officers on a daily basis. Oftentimes, going above and beyond to provide that extra level of service to the community in which they serve.”
Bishop then solicited the help of his fellow Team 3 officers, who not only purchased more groceries for the family, but found clothing and donated furniture for them, Francis says.
“The out pouring of love and compassion by these officers exemplifies the men and women who are members of the Charleston Police Department.” Francis says.
This may seem like a small act of kindness to some, but to this family, Francis says it is something that will never be forgotten.
“For the officers, this is something that goes beyond the act of kindness,” Francis says. “It is second nature to really help those in need, to go above and beyond that call for service, and to truly make a difference in serving the citizens of the City of Charleston.”