Denver Police officers provide hotel room, food to homeless family

Late Monday night, September 21, 2015 Denver Police District 1 Officer Steven Siedel, Officer David Briggs and Officer Ismael Lopez responded to a convenient store in the 1300 block of W. Colfax Avenue on a welfare check. The caller explained that he saw a woman with two small children sleeping on the concrete in front of the convenient store without a blanket. The officers contacted the woman, who we’ll simply call Trina. Trina, who was with her 5-year-old and 4-year-old children, explained that her husband and their two year-old son were stranded in Lakewood after their minivan broke down somewhere on Wadsworth Boulevard. Trina and her family had been living out of the minivan and it breaking down left her family stranded outside. After unsuccessful attempts to find the family a shelter, the officers decided to take the generous route. The three officers pulled their own personal funds together and placed the family in a hotel in the 2600 block of Zuni Street. If that weren’t enough, the officers bought the family dinner and even located Trina’s husband and other son and transported them to the hotel to be reunited with their kin.

21 comments
Bea Davis
Bea Davis

Makes me proud to be from Denver

Gary Goodman
Gary Goodman

There are waaaaaay more good cops than the bad ones reported by the media! Sad that we don't hear about them!

Chris Ball
Chris Ball

^^most ridiculous logic concerning any topic, ever.

Kimberly Mary
Kimberly Mary

Do you know how many times we've dropped off food, clothing, & toys to needy families? More times than I can count!

Gary Goodman
Gary Goodman

Kimberly Mary ... Good cops are everywhere! Just sayin.

Joe Griffiths
Joe Griffiths

Don't call the police when in need if you have an issue with cops. Keep your ass outa trouble and maybe the police look different. Don't commit crimes idiots!

Anthony Frey
Anthony Frey

True, Kris Custer. But you've already made up You're mind about police. You think the majority of police are corrupt.

Chad Schneidewind
Chad Schneidewind

Police are like any other job. 10% go above and beyond. 85% are indifferent and performance is mediocre. 5% are criminals. That 5% is a huge problem, though.

Garry Turks
Garry Turks

You took the words right from my thoughts

Kris Custer
Kris Custer

Shiny badges don't grant special rights.

Jennifer Grooms
Jennifer Grooms

Nice to hear something positive about the police for once. Thank you.

Anthony Frey
Anthony Frey

This will not change the minds of those who have already deemed all police criminal like Kris Custer.

Greg Pierman
Greg Pierman

This is just what human beings should do for each other. You don't need a shiny badge and magical costume to do something to help.a fellow human being who has been less fortunate than yourself. Does not make up for the killings, brutal treatment, and lies forced upon Denver's public.

Ann Burton
Ann Burton

In my heart these officers are the epitome of what a police officer should be. Bless their hearts.

Kris Custer
Kris Custer

Is this some sort of puff piece that's supposed to make us forget how horrible the police really are? Well never forget #MarvinBooker