What I think of the Palo Alto Police!
Original post made by James, Downtown North, on Jan 6, 2012
When the police car arrived, I began to approach the two officers to try and give them advice on how they should approach the victim (this is my line of work.) The officers walked passed me and ran straight towards the victim. I am not sure what their practice is, but the male officer stopped in his tracks as the lady officer pulled the victim into her arms. She repeatedly told the victim "your safe", and "I'm here to take care of you." The victim was hesitant, but eventually the female officer was able to coax her into her arms, while her male officer appeared to be alerting other officers. I couldn't believe it. The sight was amazing watching this little female officer hugging this grown victim until she was calm enough to talk. Palo Alto PD, I am proud to know that if any of my family or friends needed help, you will be the ones to respond. I am sure you don't hear this much, but thank you! Please be safe, we need you.