Hertfordshire Constabulary police officers leave note signed 'Cagney and Lacey' for drunk man they took home from Watford

Watford Observer: Watford police officers leave note for drunk man they took home Watford police officers leave note for drunk man they took home

An act of kindness from two Watford police officers has attracted global attention.

The officers, known only as "Cagney and Lacey" have found fame on the internet and national press after giving a lift to a drunk man as he stumbled home.

As well as the ride, they left him with some friendly written advice about his alcohol consumption.

A picture of the note, written on Hertfordshire Constabulary paper, is addressed to a man known as David.

It says: "We found you staggering in the road on your way home from Watford. You were so drunk we were worried you wouldn’t get home in one piece!

"So we gave you a lift home. Please don’t get that drunk again!"

The note was signed from Cagney and Lacey, the stars of a 1980s American cop show.

It appeared on the UK Cop Humour Facebook page on Monday and since then has attracted more than 40,000 "likes", and has been featured in the national press.

Dave Wheatley, chief inspector for Watford, said the actions of the anonymous police officers should be applauded.

He added: "My officers came across someone who was vulnerable and in danger, and took them home to ensure they were safe.

"This note shows the human side to policing and it is evident the officers who wrote this were attempting to highlight the danger he had put himself in, but in a light-hearted way.

"Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can leave people vulnerable so we’d use this as an opportunity to remind people to drink responsibly.

"If you are going out to drink, plan ahead how you are going to get home. Book a licensed taxi, use public transport or arrange for someone to pick you up. "Make sure you and your friends all look after one another and all get home safely."

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11:22am Thu 16 Jan 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

Startlingly good policing.

Well done to Watford police.
Startlingly good policing. Well done to Watford police. Phil Cox (UKIP)

11:23am Thu 16 Jan 14

G_Whiz says...

About time the papers printed something positive about the Police. They do great things 'most' of the time!
About time the papers printed something positive about the Police. They do great things 'most' of the time! G_Whiz

12:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

LSC says...

I agree with both the above.
I agree with both the above. LSC

12:27pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Nick Lincoln says...

Brilliant!
Brilliant! Nick Lincoln

1:23pm Thu 16 Jan 14

lutondown says...

Every time I staggered home I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly...the worlds gone mad
Next they'll be giving burglars fresh cut keys so they don't run risk of injury by breaking in.
Every time I staggered home I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly...the worlds gone mad Next they'll be giving burglars fresh cut keys so they don't run risk of injury by breaking in. lutondown

6:56pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Holywell says...

lutondown wrote:
Every time I staggered home I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly...the worlds gone mad
Next they'll be giving burglars fresh cut keys so they don't run risk of injury by breaking in.
-22 Mr Popular!!!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: Every time I staggered home I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly...the worlds gone mad Next they'll be giving burglars fresh cut keys so they don't run risk of injury by breaking in.[/p][/quote]-22 Mr Popular!!! Holywell

6:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

hornet88 says...

lutondown wrote:
Every time I staggered home I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly...the worlds gone mad Next they'll be giving burglars fresh cut keys so they don't run risk of injury by breaking in.
LD, your so misunderstood! You get a thumbs up from me!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: Every time I staggered home I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly...the worlds gone mad Next they'll be giving burglars fresh cut keys so they don't run risk of injury by breaking in.[/p][/quote]LD, your so misunderstood! You get a thumbs up from me! hornet88

9:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

lutondown says...

Holywell wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Every time I staggered home I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly...the worlds gone mad
Next they'll be giving burglars fresh cut keys so they don't run risk of injury by breaking in.
-22 Mr Popular!!!
I want to be -100 Mr C! Lol
20 of the thumbs down come from Brendan!
[quote][p][bold]Holywell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: Every time I staggered home I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly...the worlds gone mad Next they'll be giving burglars fresh cut keys so they don't run risk of injury by breaking in.[/p][/quote]-22 Mr Popular!!![/p][/quote]I want to be -100 Mr C! Lol 20 of the thumbs down come from Brendan! lutondown

9:37pm Thu 16 Jan 14

lutondown says...

hornet88 wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Every time I staggered home I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly...the worlds gone mad Next they'll be giving burglars fresh cut keys so they don't run risk of injury by breaking in.
LD, your so misunderstood! You get a thumbs up from me!
I'm misunderstood? If it was down to me I'd re- colonise Australia, ban cricket
Get the prison ships re booted and send all the scum over there.
Oh and I'd send all the bleeding hearts out there with them...
Got to love our modern police force really, they'd all do great in Lilliput now they are so weeny...
Just like real cops..just smaller
[quote][p][bold]hornet88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: Every time I staggered home I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly...the worlds gone mad Next they'll be giving burglars fresh cut keys so they don't run risk of injury by breaking in.[/p][/quote]LD, your so misunderstood! You get a thumbs up from me![/p][/quote]I'm misunderstood? If it was down to me I'd re- colonise Australia, ban cricket Get the prison ships re booted and send all the scum over there. Oh and I'd send all the bleeding hearts out there with them... Got to love our modern police force really, they'd all do great in Lilliput now they are so weeny... Just like real cops..just smaller lutondown

1:44pm Fri 17 Jan 14

tommy gunn says...

Much cheaper than a taxi !
Much cheaper than a taxi ! tommy gunn

8:54pm Thu 30 Jan 14

tsinuk says...

Got to love the Police in Britain! :o)
Got to love the Police in Britain! :o) tsinuk

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