We had the honor of presenting Officer David Ford, of the Littleton Police Department, with the Unparalleled Community Impact Award. He is currently assigned to the traffic unit as an accident reconstruction expert and traffic enforcement officer. He also serves on the SWAT Team as a negotiator. He has been the coordinator and organizer for his department’s Shop with a Cop program. This program pairs a child from a less-privileged neighborhood with a police officer and they go shopping for Christmas presents together. Not only does the program provide numerous children with Christmas gifts, but it also fosters positive relationships between the police and the community. In addition to organizing and being a shopper for the event, David solicits community donations. This year is planned to have the best turnout for the event yet, all due to David’s hard work and dedication to the cause.
Photos from the 2015 Denver Shop with a Cop event. (above)
The Littleton Unparalleled Community Impact Award ceremony was an emotional one. Officer Ford received the award before his friends, family, and colleagues and gave a heartwarming speech about why he is passionate about the work he does for the community. He explained that his motivation for becoming a police officer stemmed from his respect and admiration for a security guard from his high school that positively impacted him during his youth. His dedication to his work and his community is undeniable, and there is no doubt why he was the recipient of this honorable award.
If you were unable to make it to the ceremony, check out the coverage of the event and see David’s story!