Friday, Jan. 25 2013 8:53AM
Policeman a good samaritan
All so often, our policemen hear only negative remarks from the public.
This is to give one outstanding policeman the positive praise he deserves.
It was one dark, rainy evening when his usual rounds were being made by the policeman. Upon checking, the policeman found a young, 33-year old man crouched under an awning, soaked from rain and hungry from not eating for days. Upon questioning the man, the policeman learned he was in Lee’s Summit in order to be able to see and be near his 4-year-old son who had move to Lee’s Summit with his mother’s family.
The caring and sympathetic policeman went to McDonald’s and bought the stranger some food. The stranger was so thankful for the food and felt he had a friend. The next day, the policeman made some contacts to help him obtain a job, find housing, food and some clothing. A local church took him in under their wing, helped him with lodging at a local motel and tapped into their food pantry. Within two days, the man was hired at a local drive-in restaurant, had a temporary place to live, made contact with his son, found a caring church family as well as finding a non-judgmental, empathetic stranger he had encountered during one of his darkest times.
The policeman never asked for anything in return. We need more good Samaritans in this world who not only make their mother proud but are recognized for their positive actions.