Two officers with the Elk Grove (CA) Police Department were "caught in the act" of helping an 82-year-old man clear some overgrown shrubs and tree limbs from his property.
According to a department Facebook post, Officers Meyerdick and Freitas were clearing a call for service when they noticed that the man was "in need of a hand" and without hesitation "jumped right in and assisted the community member finish the job."
The department said that they would never have known about the impromptu act of service had the man not called the agency to say thank you.
"We are grateful for the community member calling us and for our officers jumping in to assist our community member," the department said. "Together, we can continue to make Elk Grove a special place to call home."