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Posted on: May 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Victoria Police Officers Association paints curbs to aid emergency response

Two people squat near curb and use spray paint and stencils to paint address numbers

PHOTO #1: From left, Victoria Police Department Officer Nathaniel Arnold and Senior Police Officer Francisco Reyes, volunteers with the Victoria Police Officers Association, paint address numbers on a curb May 8 in the Tuscany neighborhood. The VPOA, an association consisting of Victoria Police Department employees, is volunteering to paint address numbers on residents’ curbs to help improve emergency response times. There is no cost for the service, but VPOA will accept donations to help with its programs. Residents who would like to request the service may contact VPOA at victoriapoa.306@gmail.com or on Facebook at Victoria Police Officers Association.

People gather around an open pickup bed and arrange number stencilsPHOTO #2: Members of the Victoria Police Officers Association use a stencil to paint numbers May 8 during a service project in the Tuscany neighborhood. The VPOA received requests to paint more than 70 addresses on curbs to help first responders identify homes. About half of the requested addresses were painted May 8, and the rest will be scheduled for a future service project.

Four people pose for photo. Three have VPOA T-shirts. One holds a wood replica thin blue line flag.PHOTO #3: From left, Victoria Police Department Senior Police Officer Francisco Reyes, Victoria resident Jason Bottino, Officer Nathaniel Arnold and Senior Police Officer Briana Naranjo pose May 8 with a replica “thin blue line” flag that Bottino gifted to the Victoria Police Officers Association.

The numbers 3-0-1 are painted in black on a white background on a curb.PHOTO #4: Freshly painted address numbers are displayed May 8 on a curb in the Tuscany neighborhood. The numbers will improve emergency response times by helping first responders to identify addresses.

To view more photos from the event, visit the Victoria Police Officers Association on Facebook.

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