Law enforcement officers have many duties to the public. Many of those duties do not garner the attention of others when not accompanied by flashing lights.
Recently, Gillette Police Officer Zach Parker was on one of those routine calls when he saw an opportunity to go above and beyond for the community. Parker was actually in the process of issuing a citation for a pet running at-large when he noticed the homeowner receiving the citation was in need of some assistance and kindness.
“He noticed that the family was having a difficult time making ends meet; he was kind of clued into that when he noticed that their clothes were hanging on a line.”---City Administrator Carter Napier
Officer Parker took it upon himself to raise funds to purchase a washer and dryer for the family.
While recognizing the act at Tuesday’s Gillette City Council Meeting, Napier said the City was very proud of their employee.
“For me, that is not only a significant and important representation of the police department, and the kind of people that are there, but also a good representation of the good people of this community.”
Napier noted other police officers, as well as others, kicked into the fund.