Phoenix officer goes beyond call of duty

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix police officer who responded to a burglary a few weeks ago has gone above and beyond in helping the victim repair damages.

Officer Glenn Branham used to be in construction, so he pulled together friends, family members, personal connections and the community to help him redo the interior of Linda Tims' home.

"I got out of construction 12 years ago and I vowed that I would never get back in it," Branham said. "So this is the first time I've pulled the tools out in 12 years."

Tims had no financial means to redo her house after it was ransacked and the burglars stole her copper piping.

"Going to this extent, this is the first time I've done this much at someone's house, but I've helped out people in the community," Branham said.

He started out by fixing Tims' plumbing and it escalated from there. Branham was unable to get fingerprints because the house was too messy.

Tims has lived in the house for three decades.

"It's all surreal. It's like a miracle. I never thought my house would look brand new again," Tims said.

They are still in need of 700 square feet of tile and baseboard.

If you would like to help Branham with this project or make a contribution, call the Maryvale Station at 602-495-5008 or e-mail glen.branham@phoenix.gov. An account has been set up at Chase Bank under the account name Linda Tims Renovation. A donation/contribution can be made at any Chase branch.