McAllen Police Officer Receives Customer Service Award

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MCALLEN – A McAllen police officer was awarded Friday morning for his outstanding service during a traffic accident.

McAllen officer Aldo Rodriguez received the Customer Service Award from the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

Rodriguez responded to a minor car accident on July 25. One of the cars had children inside. They were reportedly scared and he managed to calm them down.

“I just want to say thank you. It caught me by surprise. I thought I was here for something else. I do love what I do, there’s no doubt. It comes from my heart. I can’t see myself doing anything else,” Rodriguez said during the ceremony. “And it’s not an easy job, it’s not. But when it’s something that you really like and enjoy, it just comes natural.”

The award ceremony took place at the McAllen Police Department. Rodriguez is also a K-9 trainer and participates in color guard.