Three members of law enforcement who went above and beyond to make a difference.
It made news last week, this week the men behind the gesture of support got a boost of their own.
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Detective Nicholas Melke and Chatham County Deputies Jason Livie and Tim Capps all were honored by Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher.
After Mr and Mrs Taylor Baker’s home was vandalized and the door kicked in – the three men went back to help out the 76 year old veteran rebuild, on a weekend, giving him a new front door and peace of mind.
“Anytime you can go out and help the community, help your neighbors that’s more rewarding than anything the Sheriff can give you,” said Advanced Deputy Tim Capps. “Just knowing you can help somebody that couldn’t do it themselves. Don’t have the means to do it, that’s why we do this. That’s why i got into this job.”
All the men say the time and effort was worth it, especially for a man who served for 41 years with the US Military.
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. – Savannah Police and Chatham County Deputies helped a family whose home was damaged during a burglary.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Baker were out of town on August 9th when it happened. Burglars forced their way into the front of the house, causing the molding around the front door to break and splinter. The thieves made away with jewelry, two firearms, a laptop, and other items.
As Metro Detective Nicholas Melke was conducting the investigation into the crime, he noticed Mr. Baker is a 41-year- veteran of the United States Military. Mr. Baker had also expressed concerns about being able to repair the door.
Detective Melke decided to help and arranged with SCMPD to get funding and reached out to Sgt. Jason Livie and Adv. Deputy Tim Capps who are known for their carpentry work.
The three men along with Lt. John Stephens repaired the damage using their own tools and materials at no cost to the Bakers.