Albuquerque Police officer recognized for good deed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque police officer was recognized Friday for going above and beyond.

Last June, two Albuquerque teenagers had their bikes stolen from the Walmart on San Mateo and Zuni.

Officer Paul Haugh responded. He said he found the teenagers so upset that they were crying.

While waiting for the teenagers parents to pick them up, Officer Haugh took the teens back into the store and bought them brand new bikes with his own money.

Friday, he was named “Friday’s Hero.”

“I think his generosity speaks to his true heart about how he cares about the people that he serves,” APD’s Chief Gordon Eden said.

Haugh says unfortunately, the surveillance cameras did not capture the theft.

Haugh has been with APD for ten years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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