Sometimes great acts of kindness happen in the world around us that go unnoticed. I didn’t want our web followers to miss this gem from our own, Officer Dawn Pecoraro! So you get the flavor, an excerpt from the commendation as it was written by Dawn’s supervisor is included below.
“Officer Dawn Pecoraro went to a house to investigate a reported case of animal neglect. During her contact with the family, she saw several city code violations around the property including stored vehicles and other public nuisances. After speaking with the family, Officer Pecoraro learned that the male resident was very ill. Soon after the call, the male resident died from his illness. Payments from US Veteran's Affairs ceased, adding additional financial issues to the family’s burden. Recognizing the difficult challenges this family was facing, Officer Pecoraro worked with the family to take care of multiple issues around the property. She contacted the City's Citizen Information Center and arranged for the use of a free dumpster. Then last Saturday, she adjusted her shift and helped the family clean up the entire property. She also addressed the "animal neglect" call that initially brought her to the property by making sure the dog received appropriate veterinary care and was licensed. In addition, she helped the widow obtain the death certificate for her husband and connected the family with Adult Protective Services”.
This is a fine example of the difference Lake Oswego Police Officers make in the community each day. We are always grateful for your smiles, friendly waves and enduring support. Thanks for reading.
Chief Don Johnson