An inspiring veterans news story out of Tennessee this week as a group of police officers helped an elderly disabled veteran by buying and delivering groceries to the man's home.
This positive veterans news story comes out of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee. Last Saturday, police dispatchers received a distressing call from a 79-year-old disabled man who said he had not eaten in days.
A group of police officers took it upon themselves to go out of their way and help the man. The officers went to the grocery store where they spent their own money to purchase $160 in groceries.
They then delivered the grocery items to the disabled vet's home and filled his pantries and refrigerator with enough food to last at least a month.
“I think he was shocked at the amount of food that we bought and just the fact that it was there without question,” said Nathan Bolton.
“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 Mark Billions.
When police were at the home, they discovered why the elderly veteran, who is on a fixed income and relies on his social security benefits each month, did not have food.
The man, who asked not to have his identity revealed by news outlets covering the story, said he didn’t have any money to buy food because a former caretaker stole his debit card last weekend.
Police found surveillance video showing that former-caregiver using the stolen debit card at various retailers. The Mt. Pleasant Police Department arrested Tammy Brooks and charged her with theft and fraudulent use of a debit card. She was booked in the Maury County Jail.
Thank you to all the officers who went out of their way to help this elderly disabled veteran in need.
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