Clearwater Police Veteran Named Civitan Officer of the Year
He has worked as a Clearwater police officer for nearly 20 years and before that served 20 years in the U.S. Army.
CLEARWATER – When Clearwater police Officer Albert Granville went to check on the welfare of a woman during a call for service, he saw she had hardly any food or basic necessities.
So he took the woman shopping at Walmart so she could get some groceries. And he paid the more than $100 tab himself.
A few weeks later, he was on patrol when he saw a woman in the Countryside area struggling to carry a bag of top soil across her yard. He parked his cruiser, got out and carried it for her.
“In these days when all you hear is negative news about police officers I just wanted to say thank you to the officer that saw me struggling to drag a bag of top soil across my yard and stopped to help,” the woman wrote afterward in an email. “Thank you for putting as much value on the ‘serve’ as you do on the ‘protect.'”
Granville, who has worked as a Clearwater police officer for nearly 20 years and before that served 20 years in the U.S. Army, will be honored Tuesday (May 15) morning as the Civitan Club Officer of the Year. The award ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at police headquarters, 645 Pierce St.
“Officer Granville is known for doing whatever it takes to help the citizens of Clearwater,” Police Chief Dan Slaughter said. “He is one of the most kind, compassionate, giving and caring officers that we have. He is a true community champion.”
For information about the Clearwater Police Department, go to clearwaterpolice.org.
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