Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kindness Scores a Goal

Early Sunday morning, August 28th, 2011, off duty Police Captain Mike Imber was taking his daughter to her soccer game here is Overland Park. Capt. Imber was in his personal car approaching 135th and Switzer, when he observed a traffic accident blocking the intersection.

Damage to both cars was substantial, but luckily there were no injuries. Captain Imber noticed one of the drivers and her children, as well as a witness, standing in the intersection. Captain Imber stopped, identified himself as a police officer with his departmental identification, and moved the participants to the sidewalk to ensure their safety.

While waiting for the dispatched police units to arrive, Captain Imber noticed one of the young children was dressed in a soccer uniform. He asked her what time her game started and she replied, “Eight o’clock.”

By this time uniformed officers had arrived, so Capt. Imber offered to drop off the young girl at her soccer game, with the mother’s permission. Capt. Imber and the little girl arrived at her soccer field just minutes after the game started. Meanwhile, her mother was freed up to provide details of the accident to officers.

On Monday, August 29th, Captain Imber received a call from the mother thanking him for his help. She reported that her daughter’s team not only won their game, but her daughter also scored a goal.

Our employees do good things on and off duty.