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Illinois Officer Lauded for Kindness to Mentally Disabled Woman

July 27, 2015  | 

Bloomingdale officer walking with mentally disabled woman. (Photo: Facebook)
Bloomingdale officer walking with mentally disabled woman. (Photo: Facebook)

A video of a Bloomingdale, Ill., Police Officer helping a mentally disabled woman has touched the hearts of thousands of people online.

The Bloomingdale Police Department responded to a call where a 21-year-old mentally disabled woman had wandered away from her home. Officers found her walking along the roadway, adding that she was "visibly scared and upset and would not come with the police," WAGA TV reports.

After telling police she just wanted to "walk the trails," Bloomingdale police officer Giovenco walked the "trails" with her and calmed her down.

"She then agreed to walk back to her home, and Officer Giovenco held her hand the whole way.

The entire post is on the Bloomingdale Police Department Facebook page.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 7/27/2015 7:31 PM

Kudos to Officer Glovenco and the Bloomingdales Police Department. The officer's kindness and patience brought a difficult situation to a close without the lady being frightened or hurt. Also no one had to live with an accident on their conscience.

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