Student Shows His Appreciation For UDEL Police Department

Newark – University of Delaware student Matt Lucier delivered donuts to the UDEL Police Department this morning. In a recent email to the department’s chief , Lucier explained his appreciation for the work the department does.

In his email, Lucier said that he felt that the department’s officers cared about their students.  He said “With the small interactions that I have had with some of the officers, I found myself feeling cared about and looked after”. He went on to say that “UD police to me is a group of people who aren’t there to ruin our lives or make sure we get in trouble. You are there to make sure we are safe”.

Lucier told the chief that his family gives him and his siblings money for special causes during the holidays. Lucier explained that he normally donates the money or uses it to buy Christmas presents for others. This year he wanted thank the UDEL police department by buying them breakfast. After coordinating with the Chief’s office Lucier did just that.

In a Tweet this morning UDEL Police thanked Lucier for the gesture.  “Thank you Matt Lucier for your generosity this morning for bringing in breakfast to our officers!! We truly appreciate it!”


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