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Another example of protecting and serving and going well beyond the call of duty:
Deputy Higgins of the Marion County Sheriff's Office is an #EverydayHero. Thank you for serving your #Community!
Read the full story ⬇️

Integrity, Courage, Discipline, Loyalty, Diligence, Humility, Optimism, Conviction

The words in the title describe the foundational character traits of a Marion County Deputy Sheriff. If you have ever taken an oath or sworn to a creed you know that words are not just words, they have meaning. Not meaning as in a definition but meaning that provokes an emotional response because those words makeup who we are and what we stand for.

This was no better demonstrated than last night at around 7:30 p.m., when deputy Matt Higgins responded to check the welfare of a person in the 4000 block of Lancaster Drive NE. When Deputy Higgins parked in the driveway and knocked at the door he was greeted by an elderly resident.

The resident explained they were fine and did not require any medical attention, but they were hungry and most concerning they could not remember when they last ate. Deputy Higgins asked to come in and upon inspection found a home full of love but vacant of food. In fact the only food in the house were some expired condiments and two cans of green beans.

Deputy Higgins had choices, he certainly could have called an ambulance and had the resident taken to the hospital, where they would have been fed and provided service, but that is not what Deputy Sheriff’s do. Deputy Sheriff’s embody and through action demonstrate those words, those foundational character traits we live by.

Instead Deputy Higgins called Sergeant Justin Kinyon who responded to the scene. The deputies took the elderly resident to the grocery store and purchased some much needed food and returned to the house. While the Sergeant put away the food and cleaned the refrigerator Deputy Higgins put on his cooking hat and made some much needed, “tasty Italian, Hamburger Helper,” for the resident to eat.

Integrity, Courage, Discipline, Loyalty, Diligence, Humility, Optimism, Conviction, not just words written on a piece of paper. Not just words echoed in hollow halls devoid of feeling. These are words spoken and lived each day by your Marion County Deputy Sheriff’s.

Senior services has been contacted and requested to follow up with the resident to ensure their needs are met.Integrity, Courage, Discipline, Loyalty, Diligence, Humility, Optimism, Conviction

The words in the title describe the foundational character traits of a Marion County Deputy Sheriff. If you have ever taken an oath or sworn to a creed you know that words are not just words, they have meaning. Not meaning as in a definition but meaning that provokes an emotional response because those words makeup who we are and what we stand for.

This was no better demonstrated than last night at around 7:30 p.m., when deputy Matt Higgins responded to check the welfare of a person in the 4000 block of Lancaster Drive NE. When Deputy Higgins parked in the driveway and knocked at the door he was greeted by an elderly resident.

The resident explained they were fine and did not require any medical attention, but they were hungry and most concerning they could not remember when they last ate. Deputy Higgins asked to come in and upon inspection found a home full of love but vacant of food. In fact the only food in the house were some expired condiments and two cans of green beans.

Deputy Higgins had choices, he certainly could have called an ambulance and had the resident taken to the hospital, where they would have been fed and provided service, but that is not what Deputy Sheriff’s do. Deputy Sheriff’s embody and through action demonstrate those words, those foundational character traits we live by.

Instead Deputy Higgins called Sergeant Justin Kinyon who responded to the scene. The deputies took the elderly resident to the grocery store and purchased some much needed food and returned to the house. While the Sergeant put away the food and cleaned the refrigerator Deputy Higgins put on his cooking hat and made some much needed, “tasty Italian, Hamburger Helper,” for the resident to eat.

Integrity, Courage, Discipline, Loyalty, Diligence, Humility, Optimism, Conviction, not just words written on a piece of paper. Not just words echoed in hollow halls devoid of feeling. These are words spoken and lived each day by your Marion County Deputy Sheriff’s.

Senior services has been contacted and requested to follow up with the resident to ensure their needs are met.
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Another example of protecting and serving and going well beyond the call of duty:
Deputy Higgins of the Marion County Sheriffs Office is an #EverydayHero. Thank you for serving your #Community!
Read the full story ⬇️ 

Integrity, Courage, Discipline, Loyalty, Diligence, Humility, Optimism, Conviction

The words in the title describe the foundational character traits of a Marion County Deputy Sheriff.  If you have ever taken an oath or sworn to a creed you know that words are not just words, they have meaning. Not meaning as in a definition but meaning that provokes an emotional response because those words makeup who we are and what we stand for.

This was no better demonstrated than last night at around 7:30 p.m., when deputy Matt Higgins responded to check the welfare of a person in the 4000 block of Lancaster Drive NE.  When Deputy Higgins parked in the driveway and knocked at the door he was greeted by an elderly resident.      

The resident explained they were fine and did not require any medical attention, but they were hungry and most concerning they could not remember when they last ate.  Deputy Higgins asked to come in and upon inspection found a home full of love but vacant of food.  In fact the only food in the house were some expired condiments and two cans of green beans.  

Deputy Higgins had choices, he certainly could have called an ambulance and had the resident taken to the hospital, where they would have been fed and provided service, but that is not what Deputy Sheriff’s do.  Deputy Sheriff’s embody and through action demonstrate those words, those foundational character traits we live by.

Instead Deputy Higgins called Sergeant Justin Kinyon who responded to the scene.  The deputies took the elderly resident to the grocery store and purchased some much needed food and returned to the house.  While the Sergeant put away the food and cleaned the refrigerator Deputy Higgins put on his cooking hat and made some much needed, “tasty Italian, Hamburger Helper,” for the resident to eat.

Integrity, Courage, Discipline, Loyalty, Diligence, Humility, Optimism, Conviction, not just words written on a piece of paper.  Not just words echoed in hollow halls devoid of feeling.  These are words spoken and lived each day by your Marion County Deputy Sheriff’s.  

Senior services has been contacted and requested to follow up with the resident to ensure their needs are met.

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Beautiful story made possible by big hearts. Go ahead! Try telling me Police Officers are all bad. 💙💙💙

This is the stuff you never see on the news because it doesn't fit their narrative. Thank you to these Deputies for their kindness!

Well done!

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