HEBER CITY, Utah — Heber City police officers not only protect and serve, but they deliver as well!
While on a delivery Tuesday, a DoorDash driver was stopped and arrested by officers. Instead of letting the food go to waste, Ofc. Carbajal jumped into action and saved the day.
The traffic stop was initiated by Wasatch County deputies, but Carbajal decided to stop by and see if they needed any further assistance.
"We typically back each other since we're smaller agencies. And I want to see kind of what was going on what they had and if they needed any, any assistance from me," Carbajal explained. "They didn't really need any help at that time...but they did have some DoorDash delivery that that's was still pending with with the male who got arrested."
After wrapping up his duties at the scene, Carbajal crossed the finish line and delivered the food to stunned customers.
"I kind of just showed up and it was like, hey, we still have there's this food that that's here," Carbajal said. "It was like, well, we need to deliver it like it was still pretty warm. So I just jumped in said, oh, I'll go take it where it needs to go."
Video shared by the department shows Carbajal walking up to the home and asking if the family had ordered food. Once the confusion subsided, the tasty vittles were handed over and all was right in the world.
"I think they were as surprised as I was to be delivering DoorDash," Carbajal said.
Carbajal said going the extra mile to complete the delivery was just one way he felt he could serve his community members.
"We like to serve our citizens as best we can," he said. "Whether that's like a small gesture for them, because they they weren't involved with any of this, it wasn't their fault that their DoorDash driver had been arrested."
He encouraged others to look outwards and help others in any small gesture and reminds people to take care of their warrants in a timely manner.
"I'd never thought you know, me simply just taking somebody's food would would get us to the point we are at now, but people notice it and they like it and you never know it could go a long ways," Carbajal reflected. "Obviously take care of your warrants so don't get arrested in the middle of a DoorDash delivery."