Portland police protect and serve pizza after crash

2 Portland officers finish pizza delivery after delivery driver is involved in crash

This photo of two officers delivering a pizza after the delivery driver was involved in a crash has gone viral, Sept. 1, 2014. (Courtesy: Steve Huckins)
This photo of two officers delivering a pizza after the delivery driver was involved in a crash has gone viral, Sept. 1, 2014. (Courtesy: Steve Huckins)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Two Portland police officers proved they’re willing to serve in any situation when they delivered a pizza earlier this month.

Portland police said a Pizza Hut delivery driver was involved in a crash on Sept. 1, so the two officers finished the delivery for him. The driver was hurt but is now doing OK.

This photo of two officers delivering a pizza after the delivery driver was involved in a crash has gone viral, Sept. 1, 2014. (Courtesy: Steve Huckins)
This photo of two officers delivering a pizza after the delivery driver was involved in a crash has gone viral, Sept. 1, 2014. (Courtesy: Steve Huckins)

Meanwhile, the customer, Steve Huckins, said he and his wife were shocked when they opened their door on Sept. 1 to see the two officers. He said they had already received a second pizza after contacting Pizza Hut and learning about the accident when the officers arrived.

Steve Huckins snapped the photo of the two officers delivering the pizza to him and his wife, Sept. 22, 2014. (KOIN 6)
Steve Huckins snapped the photo of the two officers delivering the pizza to him and his wife, Sept. 22, 2014. (KOIN 6)

“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 Huckins.

As Huckins and his wife were sitting down to eat the pizza delivered by the Pizza Hut manager, the officers came to the door with the first pizza.

“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,” Huckins said.

Injured delivery driver to thank police with pizza party

Huckins said he sent the photo, which has gone viral, to Pete Simpson because he wanted to recognize the two officers, Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss, for going out of their way to ensure he and his wife received their pizza.

“I wanted these officers to get a little recognition because these officers went above and beyond,” Huckins said.

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