Results for - Police Officers go above and beyond

1,756 voters participated in this survey

An unidentified 79-year-old Tennessee man had dialed 911 because he was desperate and hadn’t eaten anything in two days. Allegedly, his caretaker had stolen his debit card the weekend before, and he had no money to purchase food for the reminder of the month. Once five Mount Pleasant police officer’s heard of the man’s situation, they knew they needed to do something to help, so they went to a local grocery store and purchased the man over $160 in groceries out of their own pockets. They then went to his house and helped stock his refrigerator and cupboards with enough food to last him for some time. After making sure the man was taken care of, they set out and tracked down the caretaker thief and arrested her, charging her with theft and fraudulent use of a debit card.

1. Had you heard this story prior to this survey?

Yes
11%
194 votes
No
80%
1,398 votes
Undecided
2%
39 votes
Not Applicable
7%
125 votes

2. Do you think police officers get a bad rap?

Yes
58%
1,012 votes
No
15%
256 votes
Undecided
18%
324 votes
Not Applicable
9%
164 votes

3. These police officers went above and beyond to take care of one of their citizens. Do you think this is abnormal for police, or just a positive story that isn't reported nearly as much as those that put police in a bad light?

Police are generally a bunch of jerks, looking for any way to abuse their authority and often take it out on helpless citizens.
12%
213 votes
Police are generally noble and honorable men and women, who would do a great deal for any one of us. After all, they put their lives on the line to protect our safety every day!
60%
1,047 votes
Unsure or N/A
28%
496 votes

4. Do you believe police are generally good people who do a dangerous job or bad people who are only in their profession because of the authority and power that comes with it?

Police are our friends and most of them are sincerely kind-hearted people.
59%
1,042 votes
Police are a bunch of bullies and miscreants who sought out their profession only because it allows them to abuse authority.
12%
211 votes
Unsure or N/A
29%
503 votes

5. Do you personally know a police officer as a friend or family member?

Yes
44%
775 votes
No
56%
981 votes

6. Do you think people (especially caregivers) who take advantage of the elderly deserve harsher penalties?

Yes
72%
1,270 votes
No
7%
126 votes
Undecided
11%
192 votes
Not Applicable
10%
168 votes
01/25/2016 News 1756 43 By: bezdekbt

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