Officer Misty Keller awarded Officer of the Month for May
Cape Coral Police Officer Misty Keller has been named officer of the month for May.
Keller is a six-year veteran of the force and is assigned to the 1st Platoon of the Patrol Bureau.
On May 14 Officer Keller responded to the 2100 block of Viscaya Parkway to check on the welfare of an elderly woman. A caller to CCPD stated that they have not been able to reach the 97-year-old woman by telephone and they were becoming worried.
The woman answered the door when officers arrived to check on her but Keller sensed that something wasn’t quite right. When Keller asked the woman, who doesn’t drive, how she gets to the doctor and grocery store, she told Keller that a “lady” comes to take her. Keller asked the woman if she had food in the house. She only had some milk and crackers in the home.
After speaking with the woman further, Keller discovered her phone had been shut off and she was having trouble with the phone company. Keller took a look at the woman’s bill and discovered she was being charged for things that she did not need. Officer Keller called the phone company and worked out a plan that was more suitable for the woman and had her phone reconnected within the hour.
Keller then took it upon herself to go to the grocery store and purchase several bags of groceries for the woman, enough to last a week.
Keller contacted the CCPD Victim Advocate’s office and put them in touch with the woman for assistance in the future with services.
“I have had the pleasure of reading a commendation narrative authored by one of your fellow officers regarding your concern and compassion for a 97-year-old citizen during a call for service. Thank you for an impressive display of good community policing”, said Police Chief Jay Murphy to Officer Misty Keller in a prepared statement.