When a hungry Portland, OR resident named Steve Huckins ordered a pizza, he expected a Pizza Hut delivery person to show up at his door, not two Portland police officers with the pizza in hand.
The couple had ordered their dinner, and found themselves waiting longer than expected. They decided to call the Pizza Hut to tell them that they never received their order. “So [my wife] goes, ‘well we didn’t get the pizza,’ so [the manager] says, ‘well we’ll make one and I’ll hand deliver it and give it to you for half price,” said Steve Huckins.
Just as the couple sat down to eat the replacement pizza, there was a knock at the door. Huckins answered, and found two Portland police officers standing on his doorstep, with the original pie in hand.
The officers explained that the pizza delivery person had gotten into an accident, and that they were the ones who responded to the call.
Steve Huckins thanked the officers, but told them that they’d already gotten a replacement pizza and didn’t need another.
“They turn around to leave, and I said, ‘whoa, whoa, whoa — I got to get a picture of this. No one is going to believe Portland police delivering a pizza.’ So that’s the picture everyone saw,” explained Huckins. “I wanted these officers to get a little recognition because these officers went above and beyond.”
This just goes to show that some nice police officers take their duty to “protect and serve” a bit more literally than others.