I believe there’s still a place (actually many places) in our Country where the police are respected and work hard to earn the public’s trust. One of those places is right here in Provo. I heard this story several weeks ago and now seems like a good time to share it.
My 24 year old son, Tyler, lost consciousness on our way to UVRMC early Saturday morning. My 20 year old son started CPR in the truck and we called 911 to request assistance. Your officers, ambulance and firetruck met us at Maverick on Center.
I have always been a supporter of the Provo PD, but your team became even more important to me that day as they worked so hard to bring him back. Unfortunately, my son did not make it.
I will be eternally grateful that officer Campbell was the responding officer that day. My sweet 20 year old son was devastated not only at the loss of his brother, but with not being able himself to bring him back. Officer Campbell immediately picked up on this and took the time to publicly and then just specifically to Parker share how his efforts were heroic and more than most could ever do. The words he spoke that day are the only ones I remember. He spent a significant amount of time that day with each of my boys to offer support and guidance. The compassion, empathy and love we felt that day from Officer Campbell will be etched in our hearts and minds forever. Words will never describe how we feel. When I can, I would like to personally thank him, but in the meantime, if you would please pass along to him my gratitude for his kindness, compassion, strength and courage to emotionally and physically do his best to serve our family. He was our guardian angel that day and will always have a place in our hearts.
We love Provo PD! Thank you for leading them and for serving our family!