In my neighborhood we have our own police officer. Her name is Heidi. Most of the residents are elderly and/or physically or mentally disabled. Heidi is always here for us. She doesn’t just patrol our neighborhood; she comes in our buildings. She says hello, asks how we’re doing, listens to us. We can ask her anything, tell her anything, and she’ll help us, whether it’s official police business or simple problem solving. If Heidi doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find it for us. She’s here for us. Heidi isn’t just any Madison Police Officer. She’s our Madison Police Officer. That means a lot to us.

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