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Letters to the Editor: Thank you to Ferris Police Department

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I just wanted to thank Sam Love (police chief), and the officers of the Ferris Police Dept. for all of their help and concern this last week. I was trying to help a homeless person who wanted help to get food and shelter. 

This is what I discovered about the FERRIS police department. First of all, did you know that they have a chaplain to help out with this kind of situation, or many other problems that may come up with his name is Doug C. When he is not around, the other officers pitch in, and are really good and sincere about helping out, while always keeping the chief apprised of what is happening. 

They initially gave the person water and food then officers called an agency to come out and help, but the agency arrived about 6pm, and the homeless person had already left the police station. Chief Love and the police searched Ferris until they found the person, and then let the person stay the night (not locked up) on a cot at the jail in air conditioning. 

Throughout this whole process, I was kept informed of what was happening. Chief Love even called me after he was off duty to let me know how things were progressing. I really appreciated of much the Ferris Police showed care and concern for this homeless person. The next morning, they once again got in touch with the agency to come out. This agency, like most others, is spread thin over many counties (7). 

Chief Love called me once again and asked me to help by staying with the homeless person until the agency got there. Now this homeless person of Ferris is in a shelter in another city getting help. I cannot say enough good words of praise for the Ferris Police Dept, and Chief Sam Love for the loving care and concern they showed this person! I think we often are scared or think harshly of the police. 

I hope that this letter will help you see a different side. God always gives us opportunities; it is how we react to these situations that can make a difference in someone’s life, even our town.


Anne Harney

Red Oak

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