Three officers have been praised for going the extra mile to give ‘souper’ care to a man in Colchester.
Sgt Jed Raven, PC Pipe and PC Thomas-Ower were called to check on a man in Colchester last week.
Police had become concerned for the male’s welfare, so arranged to visit him in his home address.
When they arrived at the man’s address, the officers reassured him that they were there to help and while PC Pipe and PC Thomas-Ower were making support referrals for the man, Jed discovered that he hadn’t regularly been eating and offered to fix him up a quick dinner.
The sergeant went into chef mode and whipped up a bowl of leek and potato soup with bread for the man.
Sgt Jed Raven said:
“We’re more than crime fighters, and we care about our community, a small gesture can often go a long way, and I’m glad we were able to make sure this man was feeling better when we left him.
“We’ve referred him to support in his area and hope that he knows he has people around him when he is feeling low.”
Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston, District Commander for Colchester, said:
“Underneath our uniform, we are simply people who care about others and want to help.
“We get called when people are in crisis, and we try to bring support and comfort.
“I am really proud of our teams who showed compassion and dedication and gave this man hope in a time of despair.
“It’s what our teams do every day across Essex.”