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A Pueblo family serves those that serve

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- For the last two years, the Herrera family have brought it upon themselves to host a free picnic for the Pueblo Police and Fire departments.

Nick and Roseanna Herrera make all of the barbecue in house, and they pay for other food and drink themselves for both departments.

“We do it in honor of the police department," Nick Herrera said. "They go out everyday and sacrifice leaving their husbands and their wives and their children and they don’t know what they are going to encounter. And we think that needs to be shown a little respect."

Today, the first responders were served pulled pork, ribs, and potato salad. All of which were police officer approved.

 “It was great like always. He’s a barbecue master in my mind," Sergeant Frank Ortega said.

This year, more than most, the Herrera family felt a call to serve those that risk their lives everyday.

"There is a lot of I think disrespect to the police," Herrera said. "I think that they put their lives out there on the line for us, and this is just a way for us to give it back to the community."

The Herrera family plans to continue to tradition annually, while continuing to be in service of those that serve.

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  1. In most areas, Law enforcement personnel are not allowed or authorized to accept gratuities so they are beyond reproach for being accused of giving special favors to businesses and private citizens that offer discounted or free items. Fondly enough, Pueblo Police Department’s policy states as follows:

    1. “102.4 LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS

      I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to
      influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals,
      I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and “NEVER ACCEPTING GRATUITIES”.
      …”

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          1. I guess it is acceptable to violate the P&P ethics though, as they all appear to either be plain clothes detectives or administration, right?

  2. Remember, this occurred under Steven (Chris) Noeller’s command as well. Either as the acting chief or the actual chief. So how are these actions showing how ethical his leadership will act when they don’t follow their own departments ethics listed within their P&P?

  3. “A Pueblo family serves those that serve without following their own oaths, P&P’s or codes of conduct.”

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