Cops are busy making sure that their communities are safe while responding to emergency situations. However, when two Texas cops saw a veteran struggling to use a lawn mower, they didn’t hesitate to stop and help.
Earlier this month, 57-year-old Robert Upshaw, a Navy veteran who lost both legs because of medical issues after his service, was struggling to push his lawn mower with his motorized wheelchair. Officer Ron Duncan and Officer Michael Preston from the Longview Police Department spotted Upshaw and decided to take some time out of their busy day to help.
“Next thing I know two police officers [are] beside me, one of them confiscates my lawnmower and starts cutting the grass for me,” Upshaw said. “I was shocked ― that hadn’t happened before. But I got to talk with them for a while. … They seem like real good people.”
“There is more to our profession than “catching the bad guys.” We get out of our patrol car and interact with the community,” public information officer, Sgt. Shane McCarter said. “Our officers recognize when members of our community like Robert Upshaw in need of a little help. These are the moments I am proud to be a police officer.”
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