A trio of compassionate police officers shovel 12 inches of snow for a 99-year-old woman who lives alone
The Northeast is known for their heavy snow season, and Albany, New York, was hit with more than 12” of snow on early this week.
When several inches of snow pile up, it can be difficult even for a young healthy person to get out there and shovel it off their property.
But what about all the elderly people who don’t have the strength to do so?
Well, a compassionate trio of New York police officers, who were feeling in the holiday spirit of giving, came to one elderly woman’s rescue.
The three cops, who are all members of the Albany Police Department, were recognized by the department after they got to work on Monday, shoveling snow off the property of an elderly woman unable to do herself.
The 99-year-old woman lives alone and called the Albany Police Department to ask for help in shoveling the snow off her driveway, People reported.
New York’s capital city was blanketed with 12-18 inches of snow Sunday night into Monday morning as part of a wintry storm, according to the Weather Channel.
Officers William Pierce, Christopher Stiles and John Schueler were quick to drive to her house to help her clear more than a foot of snow from her sidewalk and driveway.
The three men were seen in action in photos captured by Sgt. Norah Harrington, which showed them wielding shovels and snowblowers as they made their way through the woman’s property.
“When Duty Calls,” the department wrote on Facebook.
The post’s comments section was quickly flooded with praise for the men. “Great job guys. You really believe in community,” one user wrote. “That’s why you picked such a special job. Stay safe.”
“Yes! This is a beautiful example of public service. God bless you police officers!” another wrote.
Kindness is usually free, all it costs you is a little bit of your time, but the impact it can have on someone’s life is potentially huge.
Thank you, Albany Police Department, your kindness is appreciated!