March 28th, 2022

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On March 28, 2022 Officer Sanders was dispatched to assist the fire department with an
adult male not responding seating in the front seat of his vehicle. When Officer Sanders arrived medics
were providing lifesaving support to the male. The male had two (2) children (ages 8 and 9) in the
vehicle. Both boys were scared in tears s their father lay on the cold concrete parking lot. The children
told Officer Sanders that their father was in the driver’s seat joking with them as they sat in the back
seat. Then all the sudden, their laughter turned into fear as their father had passed out right in front of
them. They said the father started drooling. They tried to wake him but nothing worked, father was not
responding. The child used the father’s cell phone to call 911. Through the tears the dispatchers was
able to relay their message for help. Officer Sanders removed the children from the scene and put them
in patrol vehicle. Child Protective Services were contacted. The children told Officer Sanders that their
mother was in jail in California. The vehicle was found to have narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia
throughout the vehicle, it was towed. The kid’s clothes were soiled and appeared disheveled. They each
only had one shoe and clearly had been barefoot for some time as their feet were soiled. Officer Sanders
knew that that was unacceptable state and knew he could help them through the community care and
the donations of the generosity of our local community. Officer Sanders took the boys to get a warm
delicious lunch. He also took them shopping for few shirts, pants, hoodies, and other essential items for
them. He ensured they had appropriate clothes for the current weather. The children were taken to
Child Protective Services to be placed in a safe environment.