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Cops Respond To Elderly Couple’s Distress Call – And Go Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty
By Ben Dutka|May 23, 2019
Cops Respond To Elderly Couple’s Distress Call – And Go Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty

They noticed the seniors desperately needed something they didn’t have…

Everyday heroes don’t just run around chasing bad guys.

In fact, any police officer will tell you that 90 percent of the job is simply helping civilians in any way possible.

And we see wonderful, inspiring examples of that all the time. They always restore our faith in humanity, too!

Well, here’s another one:

When a team of officers from the Sunnydale, California responded to an elderly couple’s distress call, they didn’t know what to expect.

It turned out to be a medical emergency and while the patient was successfully treated, the compassionate cops noticed something:

This senior citizen’s wheelchair ramp was in terrible condition.

Via Good News Network:

“Since the couple was physically and financially unable to fix the ramp themselves…

…the officers left the residence to gather some supplies before returning to the home and fixing the ramp.

See?

Above and beyond the call of duty, every time!

These officers didn’t have to do this; they could’ve just called it a day and went home. But they didn’t.

And they didn’t because they serve the people; they do everything they can to not only protect but also support our communities.

The city’s public safety Facebook page posted a video of these kind-hearted officers working on the ramp:

Hello human kindness and compassion. On Monday evening, several of our officers responded to a medical call at a residence in Sunnyvale. After treating the patient, the officers discovered that his wheelchair ramp was in need of some major repairs. The couple, both elderly, were unable to physically repair the ramp themselves and didn’t have the money to pay someone to do it. Our officers knew they couldn’t just leave without doing anything about it, so they left to gather supplies needed and came back to repair the ramp. Although these officers believe they do not need any special recognition for doing this, we wanted to share this story to show you the often unseen kindness that our officers spread throughout our communities. This story wouldn’t have been shared had Captain Anderson not been there to record these scenes and these officers wouldn’t have told anyone about their act of kindness. Everyday officers from across our nation impact the lives of others in ways unnoticed. To all who go above and beyond, thank you.

Posted by Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

 

And they added the following message:

“Although these officers believe they do not need any special recognition for doing this…

…we wanted to share this story to show you the often unseen kindness that our officers spread throughout our communities.

This story wouldn’t have been shared had Captain Anderson not been there to record these scenes and these officers wouldn’t have told anyone about their act of kindness.

Everyday officers from across our nation impact the lives of others in ways unnoticed. To all who go above and beyond, thank you.

We add our thanks as well. What would we do without these selfless protectors?

SHARE this inspiring story and always remember to respect the BLUE!

Source: Good News Network

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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