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Police department goes above and beyond to help community

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(Source: Brimfield Police Department) (Source: Brimfield Police Department)
BRIMFIELD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

An Ohio police station is going beyond the call of duty to make their community a better place.

Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver keeps the community informed about department activity on their Facebook page. He recently shared their experience with helping distribute donated Rubbermaid items to people and organizations that needed them.

The chief said the manager of the local Rubbermaid distribution center offered to bring a trailer of items to the police department, to be distributed to those in need.

"The trailer contained storage bins, food containers, mops, brooms, trash cans and lots of other items," Oliver said on Facebook. "Police officers and staff, Trustees Mike Kostensky and Sue Fields and lots of other volunteers began unloading and getting items out to people and organizations."

Schools, daycares, churches and the Brimfield Food Cupboard all received some of the items.

Later, the chief received an anonymous message from someone concerned with on-duty officers unloading the items at the police station lot. Oliver responded on Facebook, saying his department is not like the "old police."

"We are not the types to stand around waiting on some other government function to help our residents," he said. "Rubbermaid contacted us because we get things done…We will help the needy, take children shopping, hug ladies (my favorite), high five kids, issue ice cream tickets, and do any other thing we can think of that would make this community better."

The chief also thanked his staff for "demonstrating that police work is a heck of a lot more than writing tickets and arresting bad guys."

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