Dear Chief Acevedo,
I am writing to commend one of your officers today. I am visiting here with my husband, who runs a trading company that has an office here, for a few days and I had the privilege of meeting Officer Porterfield today. I was running in Zilker Park today and was not paying attention to where I was going. I ended up running and walking about 5 miles, back across several bridges and could not find my car. I walked across one of the bridges and Officer Porterfield was sitting in his car doing a report. I tapped on the window and he tried to help me. All I knew is that I was parked under a bridge near the Barton Springs Pool. Thankfully I track my runs on a Nike app so he looked at my route and gave me a ride back to Barton Springs Pool. I got out of the car and starting walking along the path from where I had come and somehow got turned around again. I went another 2 miles and asked another runner for help. He offered to give me a ride to my car and we ended up back under the bridge where Officer Porterfield was still thankfully sitting. At this point I had been running and walking for 2 hours with no money, no water and my phone was dying! I tapped on his window again and got back in his car. We managed to find the car and then he realized that I still had not had any water in the 100 degree heat and gave me his water bottle from his lunch. He then let me follow him back to my hotel downtown because at this point my phone was dead and I could not use google maps! What a day and officer Porterfield was kind, patient and went out of his way to help me not once, but twice. As a resident of suburban NJ, about 20 miles West of New York City, I cannot express my gratitude for his kindness. He did the Austin police force proud today and I am fairly certain that if someone had been lost in Central Park, there would not have been an Officer whose kindness could match it! Thank you to the Austin Police Department!
My husband is the CEO of a market making trading company who has had an office here for 3 years. Their entire office moved here from Santa Monica and they loved living here. I can see why.