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Kudos to Federal Way Shopping Cart Recovery Team | Letters

August 25, 2013 · Updated 4:25 PM

A stray shopping cart in Federal Way / Mirror file photo

As a citizen driving along our beautiful city roads, have you noticed seeing a white Ford Crown Victoria (with a custom shopping cart trailer) labeled "police volunteer?"

If you have, I would like you to know that this is a special unit of the Federal Way Police Department known as the Federal Way Shopping Cart Recovery Team.

Their job is to check all areas of the city for abandon shopping carts and retrieve them. You cannot in your wildest dreams imagine where we are able to find some of these carts. Anywhere from vacant lots covered with blackberry bushes, the BPA Trail, the median on Pacific Highway South, the pond in front of Weyerhaeuser's corporate headquarters, the transit center parking garage (two complete parking stalls filled), various church facilities, a covered stairway to the street (back of the old "silo"), and the list goes forward.

What on earth are the people who are pushing these shopping carts thinking about? In my opinion, this is a total disgrace and shows no respect for the community in which we live and work.

Do some of our citizens have no pride?

All I can say is kudos to Federal Way's Shopping Cart Recovery Team members who, as volunteers, give their time and physical energy to help make our community a super nice place to live and enjoy.

John McLaren, Federal Way


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