It’s the little things, really.
In San Diego over the Memorial Day weekend, the mobility scooter of a Vietnam Vet ran out of juice, leaving him stranded along the road.
Even the typical “police lingo” in the official report can’t take the humanity out of the story. (Video on Facebook)
On May 25th 2014, over the Memorial Day weekend, Officers Eric Cooper and Milo Shields were on patrol when they spotted an elderly male in a motorized scooter which had broken down on the south sidewalk of 7500 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard.
The Officers contacted the male, a 67 year old Vietnam veteran who was dependent on his power scooter as a result of wounds received in combat. Officers Cooper and Shields determined that the wheelchair was having battery issues and was completely inoperative.
Rather than leave the wheelchair and drive the male home, Officers Cooper and Shields decided to push him home in his wheelchair on which he depends. Officers Cooper and Shields pushed the man all the way to his home at the north end of the Hickman Field Trailer Park, a distance of about a mile.
The male was extremely grateful that these officers were willing to go above and beyond the call of duty, pushing him and his power scooter all the way home.