VIDEO: Joe Saunier, a school resource officer in Frankfort is restoring old toy fire trucks for children in need. “When you get to see the children's faces. You know, it means a lot right there,” Saunier said.
For the past few years, Officer Saunier has been restoring old fire trucks for children who undergo difficult situations, with some of those fire trucks being over fifty years old. “And I'll call them and ask how many families you got that just got totally wiped out and do they have kids or do you know of any. I'll get an email back in a day or so, and off I go. I hand-deliver them,” Saunier said.
Saunier says he’s always had a call to serve and understands just how hard life can be. “Everything is at my expense, you know I don’t worry about it. Can't take it with you is what my wife says. For years we struggled with our son Ryan with cystic fibrosis. We were just flat broke, it seemed like we were living paycheck to paycheck, sometimes, beg, borrow and steal and you know I have a large family to help that,” Saunier said.