Tuscumbia Police helps one of it’s neighbors

By  | June 18, 2018 | Filed under: News

You usually do not hear about the good that a Police Department does.  Mostly what you hear is the bad things.  As a former Police Officer (retired), I can tell you that a lot of good things go on behind the scenes that the citizens of that City or Town never know about.  This article is about one of those good things.


First off, this article is not about me but about how Tuscumbia Police Department stepped up.  While I was involved in this situation, Tuscumbia gets the credit for this one.


Back in May of 2018, I received a call from the main office of the apartment complex I live at, asking me to come to the office.  I am the Police Officer for the apartment complex, so these types of calls are not unusual.  Upon getting to the office, I was advised that an elderly lady had come to the office to report that her debit card had been stolen.  All the money in her account had been taken.  She advised that her rent check would not be any good.


The Office Manager told me that the apartment complex was going to work with the lady about the rent.  She did mention that the lady did not have any groceries since she was planning on purchasing food during this time period.  I advised the office manager to get the lady to file a police report with the Tuscumbia Police Department, which she did.


When I returned to my apartment, the more I thought about the elderly lady being without food, the more it bothered me.  I was planning a trip the next day and would be gone for a week.  So, I boxed up all the items I had on hand for her.  It was mostly soup, crackers, jello, cookies, rice, noodles and Gatorade, but I figured that would hold the lady until she could get her debit card worked out.  I ended up with 4 bags of groceries.


I took the groceries to the lady.  She was extremely grateful and started crying.  She thanked me continuously as I left.  As I went back to my apartment, I felt that I had done a good deed for someone in real need.

Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan


A couple of days later, I was at Tuscumbia Police Department for an unrelated matter.  I was meeting with Chief Tony Logan and Captain George Sharp.  I asked Sharp who was handling the lady’s case.  Just so happens he was.  We talked briefly about the case.  I told them they story about me taking the lady some groceries.


Captain Sharp turned to Chief Logan and asked about the donated supplies.  Chief Logan said “that’s right.”  Logan took me to the front of the Police Department where there was a small room.  Entering this room, I saw some food items stacked.  Chief Logan filled a box of canned goods as well as other things.  He asked me to take these food items to the elderly lady.


I thanked him and told him that I would.  Loading the items into my vehicle, I drove to the lady’s apartment.  Getting her to the door, I explained that I had some food items for her courtesy of the Tuscumbia Police Department.  She began to cry and told me to thank the Tuscumbia Police Department for the items.  I helped her store the items and left.  I have to admit that I got a little teary eyed getting back in my vehicle.


   As I said earlier, this article is not about me.  It’s about the Tuscumbia Police Department helping someone in need.  I spoke with Captain Sharp and he is currently investigating the lady’s case.  With it being an ongoing case, I cannot give details or specifics of the case.  Hopefully the person who took the lady’s debit card will be brought to Justice.  However, this lady will be able to eat because of the Tuscumbia Police Department.


Thank you very much Tuscumbia Police Department.



    Bobby Inman has retired twice from Law Enforcement after 21 years of Service.  He is a Consultant for Southern Heritage Gun & Pawn in Tuscumbia.   He has articles published in Law & Order Magazine, Police Marksman Magazine, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement Magazine as well as several published ebooks on Amazon, Kobo Writing, as well as Nook (Barnes & Noble).  He is owner of Poopiedog, an Animal Rescue Dachshund, who is his constant companion.   He is a Senior Investigative Reporter for the Quad Cities Daily

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