“Last week, Officer Bill Downey took a report from a 60 year-old female. She works two jobs to support herself, one of which is at an elementary school. Late last week, she went to her bank and withdrew some money that included $160 for her electric bill and a phone payment.
Afterward, she went to Walgreens and purchased a couple of items; and inadvertently left the Desert School’s envelope with $160 on the counter, as she talked with a friend. She left the store and then later, realized she had left her money, which was then stolen.
The video surveillance shows a suspect purchasing some beer, and then leaving with the victim’s money. The female was upset, as she explained this to Officer Downey. She was going to have to work extra shifts to recoup the money.
After taking the report, Officer Bill was talking about this unfortunate incident with Officer Wes Zygmont, and they wanted to help the victim. Officer Zygmont put out a message to all dayshift officers and the Communications Department, in an attempt to get officers to donate to help the victim recoup her $160. The officers (as well as folks in Communications) stepped up and were able to raise $1,000 dollars!
As a show of unity, they met at the Walgreens, where Officers Downey and Zygmont (along with some of the officers who participated); presented her with the donated cash—in the same Desert School’s envelope which was stolen. She was overwhelmed!”