CHESTER — When police officer Connie Hawkins was killed while answering a 911 emergency call last July, the city's Police Department closed ranks to support Don Hawkins, her husband, and help him get through the difficult period that followed.
Last Friday, Hawkins returned the favor.
Standing beside him at the Chester police station, Police Chief James Clark announced that Hawkins had donated three video-documentation systems to the department.
The video cameras, which cost a total of about $3,750, have been installed in police cars, for use when an arrest is expected, or when documentation of some event is needed, Clark said. The cameras can also be detached from their mountings in the cars and used to film a crime scene, he said.