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LRPD father and daughter patrol Southwest Little Rock

A father and daughter are working to keep the Southwest division of the Little Rock Police Department safe.

A father and daughter are working to keep the Southwest division of the Little Rock Police Department safe.

The father, C.P. Thomas, is on his 42nd year with the department, his daughter Hannah Thomas is on her second year.

"When I first got on it was 'You must be Lieutenant Thomas' kid' because clearly we look alike," Hannah said. "I can't deny her," C.P. said.

After a longstanding career with the LRPD, Thomas says he was honored when his daughter decided to join.

"That graduation day from recruit class 82 was a very proud day for me. It brought tears to my eyes," C.P. said.

They work out the Southwest substation on two different shifts. C.P. work evenings and Hannah works the overnight shift.

"He'll hear about something that goes on on Midnight's and ask me about it. Yeah he likes to keep tabs on it every once in a while," Hannah said.

"I read all the summaries that come across the desk so I can keep track of her," C.P. said.

He's teaching her a lot, especially when it comes to writing police reports.

"Now upon your arrival, you know this is exactly what it should say' and he helps me. His guidance on that has definitely improved my writing skills," she said.

She's teaching him a thing or two as well.

"I hadn't worn a vest since 1985 and after Dallas, because she asked me to. I always wear my vest now," he said.

Family cannot patrol together as a part of the department's policy.


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