The Coastal Packet: Good cop news

Friday, October 14

Good cop news

WCSH, Portland ME - The Bangor Police Department Facebook page has gained national attention. Now the department has used it to reach out to help the community.

After hearing the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter was in need of supplies in preparation for winter, the department's weekly 'Got Warrants' Facebook post asked their nearly 178,000 followers to send in sleeping bags.

The response: an outpouring of donations coming from all over the U.S.

"It's been a really good turnout and I think and they're still coming in. I know Bangor PD showed up today with four or five more sleeping bags. They're coming from as far away as Alabama,” Boyd Kronholm, Executive Director of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter said.

The post claims Winterport Boot Shop provided 24 pairs of winter boots and Wigwam sent 200 pairs of socks.

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