PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A Phoenix police officer went above and beyond her call of duty after a woman had her car battery stolen from her vehicle.

Darlene Anaya just paid $200 for a new car battery when someone stole it from her vehicle.

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Officer Veronica Lumpkin responded to the theft call and got the woman a tow truck.

But then Lumpkin went a step further and bought Anaya a new car battery out of her own pocket.

"I've been a Phoenix PD officer for 21 years," she said. "Behind my badge is 100% love and service. It's a privilege to be a blessing to you that day."

Anaya said it was one of the greatest things to ever happen to her.

Officer Lumpkin's generosity seemed to transcend because an AutoZone gave her a discount on the battery and installed it for free after hearing about the story.


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(3) comments

Agustus Gloop

Thank you, Officer Veronica Lumpkin. What goes around, comes around. Love begets love, because of your selfless acts, my community becomes safer and more cohesive


No comments? Funny when its bad everyone has a statement but some good police work doing the job they are supposed to be doing and its crickets.


Good news rarely inspires people to comment. Bravo to this officer.

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