Our Hometown Hero of the week is Gerald Coe, a policeman from Raleigh!
Gerald was nominated by Carly who said: My husband Jerry Coe has been with the Raleigh police department for 11 years. He is currently serving as a sergeant in the downtown district. Law enforcement is in his blood. His father served over 25 years in law enforcement. Jerry is the most selfless person I know. He is always quick to help another officer or anyone in the community. We have had countless people knock on our door over the years while he is off duty asking for help with anything from a key accidentally locked in a car to a domestic issue and even off duty he is always ready willing and able to help. On his days off it is a common sight to see him playing football or basketball in the cul-de-sac with our son and the neighborhood kids, showing them at a young age that police officers are kind and there to help in a time of need rather than someone you should fear. He has gone to our son’s school in uniform several times on his lunch break to have lunch with our son and always finds time to say hi, answer questions, and even on one occasion sign an autograph for a student. He has coached sports teams after working a 12-hour nightshift on zero sleep and never complains about being tired but is excited that he can show the kids that law enforcement officers do care about them. And even in the trying times our city and country are going through he puts on his uniform every day to serve and protect each and every one of us all while not knowing if he will come home at the end of his shift. I believe it is these little things like these that officers are doing every day that ultimately makes the most difference in the lives of many.
Thank you, Gerald, for your service! We’re sending you a gift card to Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q to thank you for all you do!
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