LAPD Officers Go Beyond the Call of Duty to Help Lonely WWII Veteran

Herman Perry;  Photo: KABC

Herman Perry; Photo: KABC

A couple of Los Angeles police officers went above and beyond the call of duty to help bring a little joy to a lonely, 94-year old World War II veteran this Christmas season.

WWII vet Herman Perry was brought to the attention of LAPD officers Abel Torres and Natali Nunez after Perry’s neighbor called 911 because she hadn’t seen him in over a week and was concerned for his welfare.

After the officers made contact with Perry and determined that he was fine they discovered that he had no friends and family in the area and was going to be alone for the holidays.

That’s when the officers decided to take it upon themselves to do something about it.

After their shift ended at 1 a.m. the officers went by a local tree lot and got Perry a Christmas tree. With the help of his neighbor, they surprised him the next day by setting up the tree in his house and decorating.

But they didn’t stop there.

Officers Torres and Nunez, with the help of other officers in the department, then brought Perry gifts and food and worked together to clean up his home and make some necessary repairs.

Speaking of the need to give back, Officer Nunez said, “After finding out he was 94 years old, a World War II vet living by himself, we just didn't feel OK just walking away. People like that, we owe our liberties and freedom to. They've sacrificed so much, so we thought we needed to give back to a veteran who did so much for us. We were quite happy to help him out."


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