The Glendora Police Department shared a story on Facebook that started with the department being called in to assist a disabled woman, who said she had her shoes stolen.
“Upon arrival, Officer Antillon contacted a disabled female who told him someone had stolen her shoes and her feet were hurting,” the department wrote in the Facebook post.
What the officer did, many are applauding.
The Facebook post, via AmericaNow.com, said:
“Officer Antillon quickly decided to take action and using his own money, went to the Goodwill and purchased her a new pair of shoes,” the post read. “Officer Antillon also provided her with a jacket, bottle of water, and a bus pass to assist her getting home. Another officer witnessed what Officer Antillon had done and let the department know of his actions.”
Many readers across social media are praising the officer for his compassion and quick thinking.
Police across the United States have reported an increase in hostility towards them, so hopefully these small acts of compassion will help reduce the risk level for our officers.