You would be hard-pressed to find a police officer more giving than Veronica Campbell of the Atlanta Police Department in Georgia.
From organizing toy drives to paying for family giveaway events out of her own pocket, Campbell said she’s “always trying to find different ways I can give and help people” — even if it means parting with her possessions!
Campbell works with the Atlanta Police Foundation’s At Promise Center, where she met a single mother of five who had just escaped domestic violence. After moving herself and her children to Atlanta, she sold her car to pay for a place to stay.
While she was happy to be safe, the transition wasn’t easy, especially when it came to getting to and from work. Fortunately, she had an angel on her side! When Campbell heard about her transportation struggles, she handed over the keys to her own SUV and told her to keep them!
“I knew that this mother needed a new lease on life,” Campbell explained. “I had a vehicle and I just decided to give it to her and she would be able to put it to better use than me.”
“Strangers will go a long way to help you more than anyone else, so this is a true blessing,” the stunned but grateful mom said.
For her incredible act of generosity, Campbell received the Law Enforcement Hero Award through the November 2020 National Law Enforcement Officer of the Month program.
“Officer Campbell has always made it her purpose to help others, it is in her DNA,” Deputy Chief Michael O’Connor said. “The Atlanta Police Department is proud of Officer Campbell’s caring heart and efforts to bridge the gap between the police and the community.”
Talk about serving her neighbors! Not only has Campbell made this family’s life easier, but she has also given them the keys to a brighter future!
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