Round Rock police Chief Allen Banks returned a young girl’s kind gesture last week with a hug and gifts during a visit to her home.
Ximena, 7, left an envelope under the front door at police headquarters following the funeral of officer Charles Whites on Wednesday. Inside were a hand-written letter and four $1 bills.
“Thank you for everything you do,” she wrote. “I’m sorry to hear about officer Whites. I wanted to donate my allowance. Love, Ximena.”
While the envelope did not include a return address, Banks was able to find Ximena’s home address and decided to stop by for a quick visit. He brought along a few gifts, including the chief’s CHIP Challenge coin.
Chief Banks surprised the 7-year-old who left her $4 allowance and a heartfelt note at the Department for the family of Officer Charles Whites last week. Chief presented Ximena with a hug and goodies, she got a close look at Charles’ patrol vehicle. pic.twitter.com/gIszCYiOig— Round Rock Police (@roundrockpolice) May 8, 2018
Banks and officers, family and friends have been grieving after the loss of officer Whites, who police said was hit by a vehicle while directing traffic on Interstate 35 on Feb. 25. Raul Martinez faces a charge of intoxication assault causing bodily injury in the incident.
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