Connecting with the Community - Check out our June Hero!
Renfroe Outdoor, in conjunction with the Savannah Police Department, is proud to announce our newest honoree in the Savannah Heroes program! Each month, we will highlight a member of the local police force on our extensive digital billboard network for their outstanding work in serving and improving our communities.
This month we are proud to spotlight Officer Jessica Pepin!
From the Savannah Police Department:
Officer Jessica Pepin joined the Savannah Police Department in March 2018 and is currently assigned to the Southside Precinct, where she consistently goes above and beyond for the citizens of Savannah. She is a great example of a community-oriented police officer, building community relations and trust with the residents and visitors of Savannah.
Officer Pepin has reached into her own pocket on more than one occasion to buy food and taxi rides for residents she meets in her daily work. She makes a point to stop by and check on the homeless residents living on DeRenne Avenue, bringing them water bottles and trash bags and helping them clean their living areas. Last year, Officer Pepin assisted a resident in searching for and locating a beloved, missing dog after she saw the post on social media. She always makes a point of talking to children and often challenges them to a race, which, she said, she always loses. Social distancing might limit some of those interactions now, so just recently she read a book on Facebook for the children of the community.
“You never feel like you’re doing extra,” Officer Pepin said after learning she was being recognized. “You’re just doing what you believe is best.”
About the initiative:
Renfroe Outdoor is proud to partner with the Savannah Police Department in an initiative to honor our local heroes. Each month, this program will highlight an outstanding officer in our community chosen by the Savannah PD and recognize them across town with our digital billboard network.
It is of the opinion of the management of Renfroe Outdoor that most media outlets are too eager to cover the wrong stories relating to the police. While all public officials should be held accountable for their actions, there are far more positives that can be said about the local police than the negative. With this program, Renfroe Outdoor hopes to help foster a growing positive relationship between our citizens and the men and women who put themselves in danger to protect them each day.