When Sergeant Travis Goforth of the Pine Bluff (AR) Police Department came upon a house fire in July, he believed there might be someone inside. He pounded on the front door and eventually a woman answered. He informed her that there was a fire, entered the home, and picked up a small child and got them out of the house.

Goforth was one of several Pine Bluff officers to receive certificates of appreciation during the recent Coffee with the Chiefs event, according to the Pine Bluff Commercial.

Sergeants Lynn Wright and Cassandra Briggs-McAfee and officers Lakendra Williams, Rob Gober and Martino Green were recognized for their actions in locating a suspect wanted for rape and residential burglary

Officers Phillip Meacham and Marquis Creggett were commended for apprehending a man and a woman who allegedly broke into cars parked at a local hotel.

The event—sponsored by Interested Citizens for Voter Registration and held at the Pine Bluff Country Club—also highlighted the actions of Sergeants Shawn Davis and Goforth and officers Abdias Valdez, Rick Bunting, Nathan Smith, Kristen Pennington, Kelsey Collins, Marquis Creggett, Lakeisha Jones, and Enrique Soto for their response to a shooting in July.