A group of Mt. Pleasant, TN, police officers are being recognized for going out of their way to help an elderly man over the weekend.
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. The officers had spent $160 out of their own pockets to make sure the man had enough food in his kitchen to last him a month.
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.
Mt. Pleasant police have started a food pantry to help citizens in situations like these.
They are accepting canned food donations at the police department, WKRN TV reports.