Sheriff Offers a Hand Up with HOT Unit

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 20, 2017 / comments

[Sergeant Anthony Prencipe, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office]

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) will be assisting a member of our community this morning by moving him into a home. 

Keith is a Navy Veteran who was seen by one of our Patrol Sergeants picking up trash in the Safeway parking lot of Cameron Park.  When contacted, he told the Sergeant that he was cleaning up trash “because it was the right thing to do”.  

That Sergeant later became the supervisor of our Homeless Outreach Team. During the course of duties, the HOT unit found that Keith had been homeless for four years. 

The HOT unit collaborated with Veteran Affairs, Veterans Services, Only Kindness of Placerville, and other programs to house Keith at Eskaton Lincoln Manor on Mother Lode Drive in Placerville.  Furnishings and other donations have been made to provide Keith with everything necessary to move in.

The move-in event is planned for Monday, November 20, 2017, at 0900 hours, at 6600 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville.

Additional Coverage:

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Editor's Note: Thank you to all involved.  May God bless you all.