A rookie police officer helped a family after he found them sleeping in a car in Taunton.
Around 2:30 pm Monday, Taunton police officers were doing their regular patrol when they have a car with a man inside parked on the Fore Kicks Sports Complex parking lot.
A rookie cop on patrol finds a homeless family sleeping in a car. 2children were in the back seat. This officer helped the family in need. pic.twitter.com/W0dQxjuBQK
— Malini Basu (@WFXTMalini) 30 May 2017
“They located a male party sleeping in the driver’s side and a woman in the front passenger seat. In the back of the truck, 2 children, age 2 and 3 years old,” said The Police Department Lt Paul Roderick.
The police says mommy, daddy and the children were homeless and lived in their Chevy Silverado.
The sight of the two Taunton officers to detect.
“Our new officer took it upon himself to make arrangements, because they had no place to stay, because it was cool in the evening,” said Lt. Roderick.
That agent is Leonardo Almeida, who just graduated from the Police Academy. The 25-year-old called a local hotel to see if they have a room available.
“They explained to the front desk, out of the goodness of his heart, he paid $190 to stay in the evening,” said Lt. Roderick.
Daddy told the police that his mother sold the house recently and they had no place to go.
Almeida didn’t even think twice about paying. He has never even been called a friendly gesture to his bosses.
“I am proud of James Olivera, the Field Training Officer, and Leonardo is, in my opinion, he is a humble man and is cut out for this job,” said Lt. Roderick.
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