Tricia White had to wait in line at the Dallas Police Department’s Northeast Substation to deliver her home baked cookies and fruit Saturday. After the shooting of 12 police officers in downtown Dallas Thursday night – including 5 who died from their injuries – individuals and organizations in Lake Highlands were champing at the bit to get into the building and show some love to our men and women in Blue.
Tricia, the Lake Highlands Women’s League service chairman, spent two days after the shooting collecting goodies from fellow members. Her son, Jake, and his friend, Jared Denton, both LHHS students, were happy to help load the car and carry the heavy bags.
Carrie Satterfield, helping a gaggle of White Rock Elementary boys bring fresh food to officers, shared her appreciation – then a personal story.
“My father was a policeman,” she told the officer receiving her gifts. “He was killed in the line of duty.”
Then another batch of grateful citizens came bursting through the door, arms loaded full.
If you’d like to help, DPD reps say waiting a week or two might be wise since they’ve now got food to feed an army. If your travels send you near stations in other parts of town, you could make deliveries there since other stations haven’t received as many goodies. (NE is sending some of their bounty to other stations.)
And DPD has a message: Thank you, Lake Highlands!