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Donor Buys State Police Meals, 100 More for Those in Need

Last week, state police was contacted about a donor wishing to buy meals for all the Troopers in Area 35/Emporia.  It was asked if it would be okay if we delivered those donated meals to members of the community less fortunate than us.  The donor was so moved by the gesture that she decided to purchase 100 more meals in addition to the 21 for us to deliver.  That challenge was gladly accepted by the men and women working this area. 

Trooper T.S. Session quickly began putting her Crime Prevention contacts to work and developed a list of people in need within the community.  The list tried to focus on children and elderly within the Emporia/Greensville County area. 

Meanwhile, Bojangles in Emporia began putting a plan in place to prepare the food to be delivered. 

Friday morning (April 10), Area 35 and Safety Division Troopers converged on Bojangles and split into small groups - armed with the proper personal protection equipment (PPE) & social distancing - to start the delivery process.  In addition to the meals, goodie bags were put together for the kids that included crayons, coloring books, pencils and VSP Junior Trooper stickers.  Also, each food order was given a card with the quote, “In a world where you can be anything, be kind” to remind everyone to take care of one another.

In the end, everyone was overjoyed and a few tears were shed (from the Troopers and the people!)  And most importantly, everyone had a meal.

Sergeant S.A. Jackson, Sergeant M.A. Hernandez, Master Trooper C.D. Tucker (Sex Offender Investigative Unit), Trooper T.S. Session and Trooper M.T. Mann (l to r)

Trooper J.M. Balek, Trooper R.A. Vaughan, First Sergeant B.E.J. Jones, Senior Trooper W.K. Sasser (Safety Division Area 65) and Trooper L.W. Milyko (Safety Division Area 65) (l to r)

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