The Habersham County Board of Commissioners recognized dispatchers and Baldwin police officers earlier this week for their commitment to improving the community.
According to a release, two Habersham County dispatchers and two Baldwin police officers found themselves in separate situations where they chose to go above and beyond to personally make a difference.
E-911 Communications Officer Jaron Loggins helped a homeless man by taking him to a Goodwill store to pick out blankets and other cold-weather equipment. After that, Loggins took the man out to eat, which was all done with the officer’s personal money over his lunch break.
Along those same lines, E-911 officer Kim Fauscett and Baldwin officers Leta Bowden and Dakota Foster learned of a woman who lived alone with no power and little to no food inside her home. It was reported that the woman was a victim of theft while being on a fixed income.
Bowden and Foster delivered food bought with their own money and set her up to receive support from the food bank and other charities.
Fauscett used her personal money to pay the woman’s outstanding $350.58 power bill in order to get the woman’s power back on and covered for the next month.
“None of these four did these acts for recognition,” said Habersham County Commission Chairman Ty Akins. “They all did it because they care and want to make their community a better place by helping those who need it.”
Akins went on to note that service actions are fairly common among members of the community.
“These situations just happened to be a couple of the ones we’re aware of,” Akins said. “We know our local emergency personnel, whether county, city, or state, do many acts daily to make the community around them a better place.”