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.
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.
“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.
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.