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?
2. Do you think police officers get a bad rap?
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.
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!
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.
Police are a bunch of bullies and miscreants who sought out their profession only because it allows them to abuse authority.
5. Do you personally know a police officer as a friend or family member?
6. Do you think people (especially caregivers) who take advantage of the elderly deserve harsher penalties?