2 Riley County Police Officers help family without running water, proper heat

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (KWCH) Two Riley County Police Officers are being recognized for their good deeds during the cold weather.

The police department says Officers Ford and Goggins were dispatched to a welfare check over the weekend where they found a family with two kids who didn't have access to water or proper way to heat their home.

The family had a broken water line that wouldn't be fixed for a couple of days, one infrared heater and the family car was down.

When the officers left, they went and purchased bottled water, food and two indoor fire safe space heaters for the family. They also jumped the family's vehicle. Lastly, the officers contacted the local shelter to make sure there was room for the family if they needed somewhere else to stay.

"Neither officer wanted any recognition for their acts of kindness and compassion, even downplaying what had happened. Luckily a dispatcher alerted their supervisors to what the two officers had done" said the police department on its Facebook page.

"Actions like this truly live up to our department's mission statement of 'reducing crime and improving the quality of life for the citizens we serve.'"