A local west-side resident was surprised to see a female Corpus Christi police officer knocking on her door Sunday afternoon.
The 36-year-old woman, who goes by Natalia, says the female police officer, who had a pin that had her name, and a badge from the Corpus Christi Police Department, said," I was thinking about you guys, and I have something to give you." Natalia says she went to the officer's police vehicle and thought she came by to deliver stuff animals for the children.
"But she gave us one box and said it was food for my family," Natalia says. Thinking that was all, Natalia started to thank the female officer, but the officer stopped her in mid-sentence and said," No. There are more boxes inside my unit."
It turns out the female CCPD officer brought several boxes of food for Natalia and her two daughters, along with big boxes of food containing meats and other cold food items.
At first, Natalia says she didn't recognize the officer, but then she remembered her from a traumatic event and immediately started crying and hugging officer as tears streamed down her face.
Flashback to two weeks ago, Natalia says she was in an emergency and feared for her life. "I was in a situation that I had to call the police because I thought I was going to die," Natalia said. She says she was held hostage and made a call to her family, telling her where her location was so officers could track her down.
Natalia says officers told her where they knew where the suspect was going to be and arrested her alleged hostage taker. After a police officer comforted Natalia's children and talked to Natalia, the police officer handed her a card that had the officer's name along with a case number.
Fast-forward to this Christmas Eve, "I was speechless, and I hugged her, and I started crying, and the kids were speechless. I don't know how she could remember me and I don't tell nobody nothing, and I was surprised to see her right there."
After drying their eyes and finally saying their goodbyes, the female officer said, “Thank you and Merry Christmas. I'm going to be thinking about you guys."
After she left Natalia's home along Bolivar Street, Natalia contacted KRIS 6 NEWS to get a message to the officer. "We have enough food to last throughout the year," Natalia continued. "She was so nice to my girls, and she made my daughters feel better today," Natalia said.
"I wanted to show her what she did. We didn't have anything, we been buying food day to day. I got left like that," Natalia reflected.
Natalia wanted to get her message for the officer who performed such a kind gesture, "I just want to say to her and you don't understand what you did." "She was there that day when I needed her, and she was there for my kids and me today on Christmas Eve."
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