You have to give some credit where credit is due and this police officer should be an example to the rest of the NYPD.
From the NYPD’s Facebook page:
Jennifer Foster of Florence, AZ was visiting Times Square with her husband Nov. 14 when they saw a shoe less man asking for change. She writes, “Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching*. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name. It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost on myself or any of the Arizona law enforcement officials with whom this story has been shared.”
Our thanks to the Fosters for their attention and appreciation, and especially to this officer, who remains anonymous.
My question then is: why can’t more police officers approach members of Occupy Wall Street the same way? I’m not saying that they don’t have to enforce the law, but the way the NYPD strong arms and violently suppresses the OWS movement is reprehensible. This act of kindness and understanding by one officer should be the norm for the entire department.
Below is the photograph of the unknown officer -