Update: Last week, our team pulled off an epic surprise with the help of TS Heat & Air. Sergeant Dave Carroll with the Yukon Police Department thought he was called in to investigate a vandalism.
Instead, we told him his family would be getting a brand new heating and cooling system, completely free of charge.
This week our team, and TS Heat & Air made good on that promise.
Dave and his kids have a new system they can be proud of.
“I told my boys, ‘We're blessed,” Dave recalled. “We're lucky.”
He commits his life to bringing order and goodwill to his community, and now that goodwill, like a mirror, is being reflected back to him.
Remember, the old unit was undersized.
The new one purrs like a kitten.
Brandon Yohn from Lennox is meeting Dave for the first time.
He added, “I'm glad to meet someone taller than me for once,but yeah, we're really happy.”
The guys are embracing the joy of new friendship.
Russell Shaver from Heritage Electric did even more upgrades, like installing a new fuse box for the AC, and a dandy 8 foot fluorescent light.
“All he had was a little light bulb in the middle, just barely lit up,” he said. “We added a plug for his garage door opener, because he couldn't use it unless the light was on.”
A bit of cool comfort and reassurance for this dad, and his kids right before it gets really hot.
The AC unit is rescuing an officer who's used to being the one doing the rescuing.
Officer Dave, we got you this time.
YUKON, Okla. - Our In Your Corner team continues to bless Oklahomans with the gift of air.
This time, we surprised Yukon Police Sergeant Dave Carroll and family.
Dave thought he was stopping by TS Heat & Air to gather recon on a string of investigations involving AC vandalism and theft.
When he arrived, we let him know he and his family were getting a fancy new Lennox high efficiency heating and cooling system from Terry Shinn and TS Heat & Air.
He and his two boys have been living with an AC unit that is way old, and way too small for their home.
Shinn said, “[Dave] helps so many people,” Shinn said. “He's just a really, really good person.”
Lt. Curtis Lemmings told us the same thing.
“If there is anyone that deserves it is Dave,” He added. “He puts everyone before himself. There's no task he won't tackle.”
At 6' 8", Dave looks intimidating, and he can be when the situation calls for it.
But in fact he's a gentle giant, committed to doing law enforcement the kinder, gentler way.
“You treat people like you'd want your mom or your grandma treated on initial contact and that's the way I always try to do my business.”
Dave never hesitates either.
Back in 2014 he used his own finger to plug a bullet hole wound in this Oklahoma airman's leg, keeping the man bleeding from death.
It's that Lionheart courage, and self-sacrifice that inspired us to bless Dave.
Installation is scheduled for Thursday.
Russell Shaver is back doing the electric upgrades.
We’ll keep you posted on that new system.