I'm one of the Chandler PD's robbery/homicide detectives. On April 29th, we received your appreciation bags and I set aside the card that came with, intending to send you a thank you note. Under the best of circumstances, it is a very welcome reminder that there are still people in the community who support us - particularly given the climate in social and other media lately. I commented to my co-workers that this bag would be "callout food".
About 12 hours after receiving your appreciation bag, I was called in to process the scene of Officer Chris Farrar's death. About 21 hours later I went home.
I'm back at work today and wanted to send that note to say how deeply your efforts are appreciated. I know I speak for many officers who were touched by your gesture and that you delivered these on the day Officer Farrar's final shift is particularly fitting and meaningful.
Thank you so much.
-Chandler PD robbery/homicide detective
Thank you again. The appreciation bags took on a new meaning this week!
I wanted to send a huge thank you for the appreciation bags.
I work for Chandler PD, we lost an officer early this morning. When I walked into our station there were blue bags everywhere. The timing couldn't have been better. Coming into work with such heartbreaking news was terrible, but seeing the bags and knowing we have support was extremely helpful.
Thank you for the support.
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the thought and efforts you
all put into making the gift bags for our department. It is always a bright
spot in the day to hear positive support for us. It is good to know that
there are people like yourself that appreciate our efforts to keep everyone
safe. Please pass along my gratitude to your entire team and let them know
this means a lot.
Thank you again!
I just wanted to send a thank you for the awesome appreciation bags you made for us. Our unit LOVED them and certainly brought a smile to our faces!
Thank you for the support and the positive words in the thank you cards!!
I just wanted to send a thank you for the "goodie bags" you delivered
today. Your efforts are truly appreciated and I know it makes my day a
little brighter knowing we have the support of so many in our community.
The timing of your appreciation could not have come at a better time. I
was driving into the office today and speaking on the phone with my wife.
She was upset after reading another media report of the hatred towards
police. She asked me if I thought this hatred would ever end and I told
her that I believe the majority of the people out their still support the
police. When I saw the bags and read your notes I sent a picture of them
to my wife. She responded that this simple act of kindness made her feel
better. So from both myself and my wife I thank you for your support.
I just wanted to personally say thank you to you and your team for the
wonderful gift bags that were delivered this morning. I have been a police officer for 23 years and its organization and people like you guys that keep me focused and glad to do my job. You truly put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye reading the card that was in the bag. God has truly blessed this organization and myself with amazing supporters like
yourselves. Thanks again and stay safe.
Thank you to all of your group for taking the time to provide us with these goodie bags! I know I speak for the majority of us in policing when I tell you that we know our communities support us and have our backs. Regardless of what is portrayed in the media, we understand the percentage of folks that do not support us is small. Most of us got into this profession to protect and serve our communities and regardless of what happens out there, we will do just that. Many of us also live in the communities we police and are proud to do our jobs to make things a little safer for everyone. Thank you! It brought a smile to our faces to receive these thoughtful treats!
Tempe Police Department
Vehicular Crimes Unit