MORNING HAPPINESS: Police spend their own money to hook an elderly man up with groceries for a month.

MORNING HAPPINESS: Police spend their own money to hook an elderly man up with groceries for a month. January 18, 2016

A Tennessee man was recently the victim of theft.  Thankfully, the Mt. Pleasant police stopped running radar long enough to capture the thief:

The man is on a fixed income and relies on his social security benefits each month.

He said he didn’t have any money to buy food because a former caretaker stole his debit card last weekend.

She was arrested by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department Sunday night and has been identified as Tammy Brooks, 36, of Mt. Pleasant.

Police say they have surveillance video showing her using the stolen debit card at various retailers.

But while the police were hunting down Brooks, the man was slowly going hungry.  He eventually phoned the police as a last resort.  Some of the local police proceeded to spend their own money to make sure the guy had groceries for a month:

Saturday night, the 79-year-old disabled man called dispatchers and said he had not eaten in two days.

A short time later, a group of officers showed up at his door with several bags full of groceries.

“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.

A picture of the officers stocking the man’s cabinets was posted on Facebook and the good deed has been shared by people across the country.

Sure there are power-tripping, corrupt police officers in the world.  I’ve encountered my fair share of them.  But there are also cops who really do get into it for the betterment of their community, and I’ve encountered my fair share of those too.  It’s good to see the latter type in the news from time to time.


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