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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Meaningful Contact: Community Service Officer meets need of elderly woman after burglary

MARIE YOGERSTweb

Prescott Valley Chief of Police Bryan Jarrell encourages all employees of the police department to engage and interact with our citizens in meaningful ways to make a difference in the lives of Prescott Valley residents.  

Following each criminal event that occurs in Prescott Valley, Community Service Officer Bob Steward, one of the Department’s Victim Advocacy Representatives, makes follow up phone contacts with the victims to ascertain what their special needs might be as a result of the criminal activity. 

Recently an elderly woman’s home was burglarized and one of the items stolen was her sewing machine. When Steward made contact with the woman, he learned that she had a special attachment to the sewing machine and was heartbroken when it was taken.

Steward shared this information with Community Service Officer Marie Yogerst, who then chose to donate her own personal sewing machine to the victim. On Thursday, June 7, 2018, they delivered the sewing machine to the victim who was overwhelmed with the thoughtfulness and kindness of the police personnel.

This act of kindness again represents why Chief of Police Bryan Jarrell is so pleased with the level of compassion demonstrated by his personnel when relating to community members.

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.

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