This week, the Camden County Police Department is proud to recognize as Officer of the Week individuals who truly went above and beyond the call of duty to help those in need – Sergeant Tracy Seigel and Officer David Hinton.
On the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 22, a 911 call was received by Camden County Communications from a Camden mother who was distraught because she had no food for her four young children and did not have service on her phone to call any number for help except 911. (Link to audio of 911 call https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atoj57V93Oc )
Dispatcher Tondaleya Bagby heard the call come in and requested that an officer go to her residence at the Crestbury Apartments to check on the family. Officer David Hinton took the assignment and, after going to the apartment and seeing that there was no food for the children, went to a local take-out restaurant and bought a variety of items that he delivered to the family.
Dispatcher Bagby then relayed the family’s situation to her mother, Sergeant Seigel. Together they, along with retired Lieutenant Scott Bagby and Lieutenant Janell Simpson, pooled their own money and were able to make a trip to the grocery store that evening to purchase 10 bags of groceries – milk, bread, cereal, lunchmeat, toiletries and a variety of other items – for the family. Sergeant Seigel and her daughter then delivered the groceries to the family that night. They were overwhelmed and extremely thankful for the unexpected surprise.
For their compassion and exceptional effort that epitomizes what it means to adhere to our credo of putting Service Before Self, we honor Officer Hinton and Sergeant Seigel as the Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week.← Missing person – Jafeir Betrand Missing person – Eric Delarosa →