Florida Policeman Named ‘Civitan’s Officer of the Year’
Clearwater Police Officer Albert Granville of Pinella County, Florida, has been honored as Civitan’s Officer of the year, reported Fox News.
The award is given to an officer who goes above and beyond to serve others in the community, unselfishly giving their time, talent, and energy.
“Police officers do more than show up when something is wrong,” said Officer Granville. “We actually get out in the community and we try to make a difference.”
On one occasion, Granville spent more than $100 of his own money to purchase basic necessities and food items for a woman who did not have food in her residence. Granville was conducting a welfare check on behalf of concerned family members when he discovered this. He did not tell anyone about it.
In a Facebook post, Clearwater Police Department said, “He is one of those officers, and we have many, who go above and beyond the call of duty.”
Granville’s boss, Sergeant Dan Devol said, “You can tell when people are genuine and they want to do something good for the community and that’s 100 percent Albert.”
“I try to set a positive example and I started that early in my career,” Officer Granville said.
Granville gave credit the award to his mother.
“She always told me you know when you do things for people you do it out of the kindness of your heart,” Granville said. “You don’t expect anything in return.”
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