Several police officers in Mt. Pleasant (TN) are being praised for going the extra step in helping an elderly man who called 911 to say that he hadn’t eaten in two days.
After the man, who has chosen to remain unidentified, called police, officers showed up at his house with bags full of groceries…enough to stock his cupboards with food for a month.
The officers had purchased the food with money out of their own pockets.
Police said that the man had been victimized by a former caretaker who had stolen his credit card and left him unable to buy food. The man lives on a fixed income.
“It’s difficult for us to see as police officers. We’re out here to take care of the public at large and that doesn’t always mean stopping a car. Sometimes it’s us doing little things like this,” said Officer Mark Billions.
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