YOUR HOMETOWN — Dayton: Department Polices With Care

Officers Regularly Check On Elderly, Disabled

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Posted: March 20, 2013

Dayton police officer Shaun McDaniel visits with Fay and Bob Bentz at their Dayton home on Tuesday. The department began Operation Care, a program in which officers check up on homebound residents, about two years ago. Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R.
Police Chief Donald Conley calls on the Bentzes. Fay Bentz, 80, says she tells friends “the police help me with things, and they say, ‘the police?’ and I say, ‘that’s the Dayton police.’” Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R.
DAYTON — Among the police work on Dayton Police Chief Donald Conley’s to-do list Tuesday was an item absent from most other police force schedules: visit with neighbors.

As he rolled out of the...


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