Every once in awhile, an inspiring story goes viral on the internet of police officers who are using their positions of power for good. Each and every one of these stories is worthy of being shared again and again; because these stories prove that not all police officers are evil.
In fact, many of them fly under the social media radar, going above and beyond for the people who call them in their time of need.
A perfect example of some honorable officers comes from a community in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee. One night in 2016, an elderly man made a phone call to his local police department with a very unique request. Expecting to hear that he was in danger or hurt, the officers were shocked to hear that the 79-year-old man had not eaten in two days.
When officers arrived, they found out that the elderly man’s previous caretaker had stolen his debit card, leaving him no money with which to purchase food. Knowing that they could not just buy this man one meal, Officers Gray, Odom, Runion, and Bolton went to the store to purchase food for him with money out of their own paychecks. In total, they spent $160 and were able to stock his pantry with a month’s worth of food.
Determined to help this man even further, they went on to put together a canned food drive for him. The word got out and the whole community got together to help pitch in and contribute to the man’s food supply.
Amazingly, after blessing the elderly man’s life in huge ways, the four officers had one final act of serving and protecting to do for their community member: they were able to track down the ex-caretaker and arrest her for her illegal activity proving that honorable police officers exist.
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Gena Lavallee This is a wonderful example of community. I’m glad the story was featured and “bravo!” To these officers. There is one inaccuracy in the story- “proving that honorable police officers exist.” There was no need to “prove” this with this post. Don’t let the mis-deeds of few tarnish the names and honor of many. Thank you Officers from everywhere for your daily sacrifices, honor and humanity. Please keep them all safe.
Gary Gunter We, I , only need to know where these people are, that are in need! More people would help, if they knew exactly where the needy are.
911 helped to define it! Good for him!
Felicia Jones Meals on wheels is what this administration has on the chopping block and would be just what this man needed but of course those who voted for 45 will not see.
Dottie Borkowski And you caught the caretaker who store his debit card, too. What a wonderful job, guys! The Nation needs to hear and read these Good Stories about you – not just the awful ones the media insists in printing!
Mike Murphy I work for an inner city department, and I sometimes buy homeless people dinner if I am walking the downtown beat. It feels good to do good and those who are down on their luck really appreciate it.
Diane Daly So many seniors have to rely on the kindness of neighbors or strangers, because family doesn’t have time for them……100% TRUTH
Eryn Willow This breaks my heart. No senior should ever have to call 911 out of hunger. These are problems we can and SHOULD solve!
Maureen Johnston Where is his healthcare visitor? Where is his meals on wheels as he not put enough taxes etc in to get something out!! Where is his family, friends, neighbours!! I just do not understand how this can happen in this day and age!!