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Officer Creates a Memorable Birthday for 12 Year-Old Young Man

Friday’s Hero: Albuquerque Police Officer Timothy Wolffbrandt

December 9, 2016

Albuquerque- Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry awarded Albuquerque Police Officer Timothy Wolffbrandt for replacing a 12-year-old’s bike that had been stolen on his birthday.

On the afternoon of September 18th, Officer Wolffbrandt was flagged down in a neighborhood in regard to a residential burglary. During his investigation, Officer Wolffbrandt learned that 12-year-old Brian Diaz-Alvarez’s bike had been stolen during the burglary. Amongst other things, Officer Wolffbrandt also learned that it was the young man’s birthday. Without hesitation, Officer Wolffbrandt went to the store to buy a bike using his own money.

This act of true kindness is not the first for Officer Wolffbrandt. According to his sergeant, Sean Higdon, Officer Wolffbrandt brings to the Albuquerque Police Department’s Southeast Area Command a heart bigger than anyone he has ever met throughout his time in both the military and his law enforcement. Sergeant Higdon describes Officer Wolffbrandt as man that has overflowing compassion for the people in his Area Command as well as the whole city he serves.

Officer Wolffbrandt bought Diaz-Alvarez a replacement bike because it is a perfect reflection of his kind and compassionate character. He is well-known by his supervisor to continuously display these traits. It is for these reasons that Officer Timothy Wolffbrandt is this week’s City of Albuquerque Friday’s Hero.