For The Madera Tribune
Madera Police Chief Dino Lawson helps Viola Turner across D Street, halting traffic for her after she attended the Hinds Hospice Thrift Store ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.
Sometimes it pays to be a senior. I happened to be at the Hinds Hospice Thrift Store on Friday (March 23) during its ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Afterward I had to cross an unusually busy D Street. As I excused myself before cutting through a group of policemen, this very nice officer offered to escort me across the street. Of course I accepted. As you might know, he actually stopped traffic, and I never felt safer.
Debi Bray, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, who was at the event, told me the nice officer was Police Chief Dino Lawson. I must tell you that Chief Lawson either was taught well by his mother, was a Boy Scout, or received good training from the police academy. Or it could have been that innate quality that makes for a good officer of the law.
Whatever the reason, it certainly made my day.
— Viola Turner,