Police officers went above and beyond their duty to help an elderly, disabled man who hadn’t eaten in two days. The 79-year-old called the Mount Pleasant Tennessee Police Department as a last resort after, he says, a caretaker took off with his social security check.
Four officers spent $160 out of their own pockets to make sure he had food for a month, until his next check arrived. They then showed up at his house with armfuls of groceries.
Afterwards, they started a food pantry at the station, just in case they can help other people in similar situations.
“We’re out here to take care of the public at large and that doesn’t always mean stopping a car,” Patrolman Mark Billions told WKRN News. “Sometimes it’s us doing little things like this.”
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