It was a typical Saturday night patrol, until two police officers from the Meriden, CT, got a call complaining about a trespasser. When officers John-Paul Dorais and Jeff Witkinof arrived on the scene, they found a shed with someone inside. At first, the cops didn't know what to expect: They shouted for the person to come out with hands up in the air.
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They were stunned to see a woman come out. It turns out, she had fallen on some tough times and was now homeless and camping out in the shed. They could have left her there, but instead the police officers tried to get her a spot in one of the local shelters. No luck. The woman even called family members, but couldn't reach anyone.
That's when Dorais turned to his partner and asked, "What could it really cost us to buy her a motel room?” They took the homeless woman to the Comfort Inn & Suites, where Witkinof took this photo of Dorais paying for a room. The two first responders gave the woman money for food, laundry, and other expenses.
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The photo went viral, but Dorais shrugged off the praise. "Cops do this type of stuff all the time,” he told the local newspaper.
For more good deeds by first responders, click through the photos in the gallery below.
via Huffington Post and MyRecordJournal.com
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