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McLennan County Sheriff's deputies go above the call of duty amid coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 10:27 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 23:27:27-04

WOODWAY, TX — Two McLennan County Sheriff's deputies proved what Sheriff Parnell McNamara always says, their job goes far beyond just law enforcement.

Sgt. Marco Hinojos saw someone at the H-E-B checkout this week who couldn't pay for all their groceries. That's when the sergeant stepped in and paid the bill with a smile, his supervisors said.

Then there's Deputy Mike Drummond, who pitched in to help when the store got particularly busy.

"I was providing security for H-E-B here in the Woodway-Hewitt area. I was making my rounds around the store, due to the crisis of this illness that's going around with the coronavirus. People were naturally coming to the store trying to prepare themselves, and with that the store naturally got busy, and I saw an opportunity to help bag some groceries and kind-of assist the community get out of the store a little quicker," said Deputy Drummond.

"I believe what the sheriff's office, and law enforcement in general, we are public servants. It's not all about enforcing crime and putting people behind bars or anything like that. We are to serve the community in any and every opportunity that we can," he continued.

Deputy Drummond said it just felt right to do.

"I didn't expect any kind of credit from it at all. I just saw an opportunity to help people and I try to pride myself on that's the way that I was raised," he said.