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Stafford, VA 22555

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Stafford, VA 22554


Stafford Alert

Stafford Sheriff's Office Reunites California Resident with Missing Wallet
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By Member Amanda Vicinanzo
October 4, 2019

Thanks to Captain Lee Peters and a Good Samaritan, a California resident was reunited with her wallet while visiting family in Stafford County a few weeks ago.

We recently received a very kind letter from the visitor thanking the SCSO for going above and beyond to help her.

In the letter, the visitor recalled that she was attending a family birthday celebration when she realized her wallet was missing. She immediately panicked, knowing she needed to catch a plane and head back to California soon. The last time she saw the wallet was at a local restaurant.

Fortunately a Good Samaritan found the wallet and contacted Captain Peters in order to return it.

The resident wrote, “Thanks to the honesty of one of the people in your town and especially to Captain Peters [who] went out of his way to determine how to get in touch with me, then call California, then inconvenience himself so that I might pick up my wallet, not only did everything turn out well for me, but my husband I are delighted that his sister lives in a community where ‘Integrity, Compassion, Fairness, and Professionalism’ are a declaration fulfilled.”

We were humbled to receive this letter and it reaffirmed our belief that Stafford County is a truly special community to live and work.

“We are so blessed to live in a community filled with extraordinary people who will take a moment from their daily routines to perform a kind deed, like returning a wallet,” said Sheriff David P. Decatur. “These acts of kindness have a ripple effect. And, in this case, one kind deed in Stafford County made a huge difference for a woman living across the country in California.”

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