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msvette2u 11-28-2012 04:58 PM

To balance it out...
 
An Act of Kindness | Law Enforcement Today

Love our men & women in blue :)

Controversy has always swirled around the New York Police Department. Are minorities treated fairly? Do officers resort to force too quickly? The constant stream of negative news stories sometimes overshadows the quiet compassion shown by many police officers in this teeming city.

Jennifer Foster, a police officer from Florence, Arizona, recently witnessed such an act of kindness. She and her husband were visiting Times Square in New York City and saw a shoeless man asking for change. As they were approaching the man, an NYPD officer walked up to him.

The officer said, “I have these size 12 boots for you.” He squatted down and put socks and new boots on the man. Foster was especially impressed that the officer expected nothing in return and did not know that anyone watching.

Foster’s story and a photo she took are now posted on the NYPD Facebook page, with this comment: “Our thanks to the Fosters for their attention and appreciation, and especially to this officer, who remains anonymous.”

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jang 11-28-2012 05:06 PM

Thank you for that..We need our eyes opened in many ways ---This was a very pleasant story ..and needed to be told given all the bad cop stories going around..

KatsMuse 11-28-2012 05:33 PM

Thank you for sharing, msvette2u...made my day!

:). Kat

Gharrissc 11-28-2012 05:44 PM

Awesome story:).

x11 11-28-2012 06:08 PM

i'm am glad there are cops and i appreciatte all they do and sacrifice. important and tough job that is goes thankless most of the time.

LoveEcho 11-28-2012 06:47 PM

This is awesome :) There are awesome stories everywhere, it's such a shame that people don't seem to pay as much attention to them...

Kyleigh 11-28-2012 06:48 PM

I agree ... unfortunately it's always the BAD news that circulates faster than the good!

x11 11-28-2012 06:51 PM

bad news sells papers

msvette2u 11-28-2012 07:05 PM

"No news is good news" so they say, "good news is no news" I guess it means.
Sad, too.

x11 11-28-2012 07:09 PM

just tripped my brain up reading that....coffee...must have...


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