Miami Police Receive Three $5,000 Checks From Anonymous Donor - KOAM TV 7

Miami Police Receive Three $5,000 Checks From Anonymous Donor


Update:  We received a phone call late this afternoon from the chief of the Peoria Tribe in Oklahoma who says the tribe will donate an additional $15,000 to the police department.


The Miami Police Department receives three donations that leaves many officers speechless, in a good way.

Miami's police captain says last week, a woman came through the doors of the police department and dropped-off two $5,000 checks.  The woman said another person gave her the money to drop-off, and the person wanted to remain anonymous.

The police captain believes this act of kindness came because of the recent shooting tragedy in Dallas.

The captain says receiving this money was surprising, to say the least.

"Chief Anderson saw it first, and he was just like, oh my goodness!  And then he showed it to me and some others here, and we were just like, oh that's unreal," says Captain Todd Hicks.

Hicks says it took him back.

Hicks says the money will help tremendously.  Another anonymous $5,000 check was donated last week to the Miami Fraternal Order of Police.    Police say they haven't made plans yet what to do with the $15,000, but the department definitely has needs.

"Things that we have to have today, like our video, our on-person video cameras.  It takes a lot to maintain those.  We do have them, our officers do wear the cameras, but you know as well as I do, the maintaining part of it takes quite a bit of money," says Hicks.

"We do this job to protect our community, to give back to our community.  And you know, it's not always appreciated.  But when it is, it's just, it's a blessing," says Hicks.

"The material part of the gift, is something, but it's the thought behind it that really hits home," says Hicks.


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