Purser goes above and beyond, earns HPOU Patrol Officer of Month honor

Tom Kennedy

The HPOU selected Officer Brent Purser as the Patrol Officer of the Month in the August general membership meeting.

HPOU’s    Luis Menendez-Sierra presented Purser the monthly award and quoted from a Channel 13 story to demonstrate why the officer deserved the honor.

Madison Williams and her four-year-old daughter were locked in a motel bathroom and hiding from a man attempting to harm the woman.

Purser responded to the call for help and made sure Williams and her daughter were safe by escorting them to their truck. Williams didn’t know what to do when she discovered the vehicle had two flat tires. What Purser did brought tears of joy to her eyes.

To quote the television news story: “To help her out, Purser called for a tow truck to take the vehicle to a nearby tire shop. Even after the free towing, the officer’s kindness didn’t stop there.”

Indeed, not. Purser used money from his own pocket to purchase the tires for Williams.

“You don’t expect people to be that nice,” she told a reporter. “I just automatically started crying all over again.”

“I wish I could have done more,” Officer Purser said. “Sometimes you wish you could do more for them.”

With that testimony about an HPD patrol officer’s work, Menendez-Sierra presented Purser with the HPOU Patrol Officer of the Month honor.