December 12, 2015 at 11:50am
I just read a story about a Covington Police officer doing an exceptional deed for a student on the northshore. The officer gave the student a ride to school and noticed the student had holes in his school uniform pants. The student told the officer he only had one pair of uniform pants and that was all his family could afford. After the officer dropped the boy off at school the officer went to the store and bought the boy two pairs of uniform pants with his own money, I salute you sir you are the type of police officer we need out there and I am also very proud of you, but you are not alone. Senior Agent Jim Matkin was on patrol in Concordia parish when he saw a man hunting on a levee, Jim made contact with the man and identified himself as a wildlife agent and asked the man to see his basic hunting license. The man began to cry and told Jim he didn't have a hunting license, Jim asked the man why he was crying and the man told Jim he didn't have any money to buy a license and that he was out hunting because he didn't have any food. Jim drove the man to his home and found the man was telling the truth, he didn't have any food at all in his refrigerator or home at all. Jim left the mans home and went immediately to the grocery store and bought the man food with his own money and took the groceries back to the man. Jim was six feet seven inches tall and had a heart just as large as he was. Jim was my partner, Jim was killed in the line of duty on March 2, 2005 in a one vehicle accident while traveling to work to setup on illegal gill netters in wildsville Louisiana. I salute both of these fine officers on a job well done.