At a time when police departments are getting bad press by the media, I wanted to publicly thank the officers in the Morro Bay Police Department who responded to a 911 call made between 6 and 6:30 p.m. on May 18.
My stepmother was in distress after finding my 91-year-old father unconscious on the walkway leading from the garage.
Two police cars arrived within six minutes of her call. Three patrolmen calmed her down and helped her contact family who was living more than two hours away in Bakersfield.
They stayed with her until a neighbor could be found to take her to the hospital where my father was pronounced dead upon arrival.
That was an awful night made a little more bearable by the compassion and care of those officers.
They returned to the house the next day with a bouquet of flowers and a card expressing their sympathy. They stated that they would be praying for the family and would return periodically to check up on my stepmother.
They went above and beyond the call of duty, and I will forever be grateful for their care and oversight. I am resting a little easier at night knowing they are on duty.
Thank you, officers, for responding so promptly and for providing comfort in a stressful situation.