Metro police seeing acts of kindness

Posted at 4:50 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 18:44:29-04

Police departments across the metro have been seeing random acts of kindness including food, cards and other gifts. 

Michelle Franke, owners of “Little Italy” in Lee’s Summit, donated $500 worth of food to the Lee’s Summit Police Department.

“The only way that we knew that we could make a change is to feed the police officers in our local area, and we knew food would make them happen,” said Franke. 

It’s something some police officers say they are not used to.

“To be honest it’s sometimes hard for us, we are kind of used to being the unsung heroes, we are used to operating in the background and not being acknowledged,” said Sgt. Chris Depue with the Lee’s Summit Police Department. 

Cards, flowers, and food have also been given to the Independence Police Department. Other gestures also go a long way.

“A simple wave, a shaking a hand to the public that’s, that’s where it counts as well too and that means just as much to us,” said Officer John Syme with the Independence Police Department. 



Ali Hoxie can be reached at

Follow her on Twitter:

Follow @ali_hoxie

Connect on Facebook: