Officer Andrew Spottswood was praised for the help of a 75-year-old veteran, who was robbed of his wallet.
A North Carolina police officer is being praised after he helped a 75-year-old veteran who was robbed then replace all the contents in his wallet stolen.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Andrew Spottswood recently in contact with the older man, who said, that the cop someone had stolen his wallet with his ID, bus pass and debit card. The 75-year-old said that he was not his family calling or any form of transportation.
“It was an opportunity to show compassion. That man doesn’t know me, do not know that my partner sees me in the blue,” Spottswood told FOX46.
The officer took the unknown veteran to the DMV to replace his ID and even offered to help pay the $13 for the replacement fee. The clerk at the DMV ultimately, apart from the fee, the police wrote in a now-viral Facebook post on Wednesday.
“Next, Officer Spottswood took the man to the bank for a replacement debit card, so that he could get his money, and the CATS Station, so that he could get a replacement bus pass,” the department said. “Finally, he took the man to get him some food because he was exhausted and hungry.”
Spottswood’t tell you about the kind gesture and continued with his daily routine. The department found out about the incident when the veteran called the police to tell the supervisor about the helpful officer.
“It was a great opportunity and I am really glad that she helped him with his problem during the storm,” Spottswood said.
The officer, who is also a veteran, was awarded the CMPD Acts of the Excellence award this week.
The police Facebook post on Spottswood the kindness received more than 16,000 comments and nearly 4,000 shares of the Thursday morning.
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